The Great Way Is Not Difficult

Zhaozhou taught, “’The great way isn’t difficult if you don’t pick and choose.’ As soon as I speak,
you’ll think, ‘That’s picking and choosing,’ or ‘That’s clear.’ But I don’t identify with clarity. Can you live like that?”
A student asked, “If you don’t identify with clarity, what do you live by?”
“I don’t know.”

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Sunday Zen with Guest Host Jesse Cardin: August 21st

Weekly Meditation & Talks: Monday – Thursday, join us

Alternating Tuesdays: PZI Talk LIVE! with Gaffney & Hitchcock return in September

Upcoming Retreats: Open Mind w John Tarrant & Tess Beasley

Open Temple: August 1st – September 30th

Next Sesshin: Door After Door Opening Inside w John Tarrant & Friends, October 4-9



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Sounds of Summer: Candelight Meditations with Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, Jesse Cardin, & Michelle Riddle

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $12


Join us for this special series of meditation and poetry
with Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley,
Jesse Cardin, & Michelle Riddle

This silence
even the cicada’s cry
sinks into stone  


With summer evenings come owl calls and frog song, the whisperings of pine groves and long-forgotten stars. Meditation becomes a way of wandering barefoot out into the night in the footsteps of the ancients, and in the company of friends.

We’ll gather by candlelight as the day fades and see what appears before we tuck in for sleep.

—Allison, Tess, Jesse, & Michelle

You are invited to join us for an hour of candlelight meditation. Turn off all your electric lights, light candles and enter the temple of the place in which you now reside. We will sit together in twilight, candlelight, moonlight, starlight.

Members: Registration is FREE or you may elect to donate $10
Guests: $12 per session
Dana and donations are gratefully accepted.
Once you register, you’ll receive a PZI link for access to:
Sounds of Summer: Tuesday Night Meditation
Register each week to get the link.


August 16
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $12
Event Category:


PZI Online Temple


Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, Jesse Cardin, Michelle Riddle
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