PZI Events Calendar
Welcome to the Calendar of PZI Events! Search by individual event, day, or month. You will find all upcoming events and registration links for weekend retreats, 1-day & 2-day retreats, sesshins, and weekly meditation sessions. Save events to your Google Calendar or iCal Calendar. For questions on registration or if you can’t find what you are looking for please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zen Tuesdays in October: “Awakening Tapping On Your Window” – Register
1-Day Retreat on Halloween: “On the Banks of the Ghost River” – Register
1-Day Retreat in November: “Ordinary Mind, Extraordinary Times” – Register
Meditation & Talks: Sunday-Thursday, no experience required to participate!
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Monday Meditation & Talk with Jon Joseph Roshi: The Glittering Universe
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10
Buddhas and all sentient beings are only the One Mind—there are no other dharmas. Since beginningless time, this mind has never been generated and has never been extinguished, is neither blue nor yellow, is without shape and without characteristic, does not belong to being and nonbeing, does not consider new or old, is neither long nor short, and is neither large nor small. It transcends all limitations, names, traces, and correlations. It, in itself—that’s it! To activate thoughts is to go against it. It is like space, which is boundless and immeasurable.
—Huangbo Xiyun, On the Transmission of the Mind, first paragraph
Huangbo’s teaching is exceedingly straightforward and clear, though apparently translators have struggled for years trying to convey his meaning. The lesson might come not in the meaning of the words, but just in the words. Re-reading them brought back wonderful memories of both a time and place, timelessness and no-place.
Join Jon Joseph Roshi for a koan, meditation, dharma talk, & conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.