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W E L C O M E  to the PZI Events Calendar! Here you will find all upcoming events and registration links for PZI Zen Online retreats, sesshins, and weekly meditations & talks. Search by individual event, day, or month. Save to your Google Calendar or iCal Calendar. No experience required to participate. Questions? Contact Karin Pfluger


Feb 21 Zen Luminaries: Psychiatrist Mark Epstein

Feb 24 Saturday Daylong: with Jesse Cardin

Feb 25 Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant & Friends


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DAYLONG: One True Word – Saturday Retreat with Jesse Cardin

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$100 – $125


Whatever he was asked, Juzhi just held up one finger.

—Blue Cliff Record Case 19 & Book of Serenity Case 84

Yesterday I went on a hike with my wife. My back has been bothering me and about halfway through the hike I thought, “I’d better go back.” But I kept my mouth shut and kept going. Today I’m in terrible pain and can hardly stand up straight.

Why is it so difficult sometimes to just say what’s true?

I’m afraid.
I love you.
I don’t like tomatoes.

We might be met with disapproval or punishment or—perhaps even more disturbing—no reaction at all. But the other possibility is that our words will open the world in some way. To include everything that appears is to trust the completeness of this moment.

As it says in the precept about not lying, “Everything is wet with dew and the truth is ready to harvest.” Like the innocent child who points out the emperor’s nakedness, acknowledging what’s here is a boon to everyone.

Please join me for a one-day online meditation retreat. We’ll meditate, conversate, and discover the source of Juzhi’s one-finger Zen.

—Jesse Cardin

PZI Online Temple
Saturday, February 24th, 2024
10:00 am–4:00 pm Pacific Time

Morning Session: 10:00 am–12:30 pm
Welcome, koan meditation & morning talk

—One-Hour Lunch Break—

Afternoon Session: 1:30–4:00 pm
Koan meditation, conversations & closing

Members, $100. Non-Members, $125.

PZI Member Scholarship: Members, if you want to attend and are in need, don’t hesitate to request financial aid for a reduced fee that you can comfortably pay. Not a member? Become one.

Registration, membership or scholarship questions? Contact Linda Pelton: [email protected]


February 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100 – $125
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