Featured Koan: Zhaozhou's Great Way Is Not Difficult - Blue Cliff Record Case 2

Xiangyan was once asked by a monastic, "What is the Way?"
Xiangyan said, "A dragon singing in a withered tree."
The monastic said, "What does it mean?"
Xiangyan said, "Eyeballs in a skull."
Later, another monastic asked Shishuang Chuyuan, "What is a dragon singing in a dead tree?"
Shishuang said, "It still has joy."

—Xuedou's verse commentary on Blue Cliff Record Case 2

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Save a Ghost: 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Friends on Halloween

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for this 1-Day Retreat on Halloween, led by John Tarrant & Friends. This retreat is the culmination of our PZI month-long October Intensive.

We welcome both new and experienced practitioners to the koan tradition and our PZI Way.

—John Tarrant Roshi

Retreat Day Details:  (All times are PDT)

10:00am – 12:30pm:  Welcome, koan meditation & morning dharma talk
12:30pm – 1:30pm:  Lunch break
1:30pm – 4:00pm:  Koan meditation, afternoon dharma conversations & closing ceremony

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This event will be held in lieu of John Tarrant’s usual Sunday program.


October 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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