Featured: The Blue Cliff Record, Case 36 - Changsha Wandering in the Mountains

Changsha went walking in the mountains one day.
When he returned to the temple gate someone asked, "Where have you been?"
Changsha said, "I have been wandering in the hills. I went out following the scented grass and came back chasing the falling blossoms."

—The Blue Cliff Record, Case 36

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PZI Talk LIVE! Direct Encounters: with Gaffney & Hitchcock

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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On Tuesday, May 4: Direct Encounters

With folks such as yourselves, who knows where we will journey? We’ll be following in the footsteps of Atwill, Beasley & Cardin, exploring a koan text we like, the meta-precept from our PZI Refuge Ceremony:

The Way Things Are Is Mysterious & Hard to See

Join co-hosts Chris and Corey of PZI for a group conversation twice a month on topics of interest, wonder, or confusion—our intent being to help ourselves sit up and notice that we are alive! We’ll invite special guests, report on interspecies communication, encourage creative outbursts, and try to keep the wind in our collective sails. Please join us, the only experience necessary is the one you’ve been having.

—Chris Gaffney aka Mr. Crane, & Corey Hitchcock aka Interpreter of the Wild

This is a gathering in the spirit of our PZI Talk Members google group, but meeting face-to-face online with listening, noticing, and speaking occurring in real time. We are in accord with the old Chan teachers who believed that conversations with others could be decisive in waking up to our original nature. 


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