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Sundays with John Tarrant: Next on May 22nd

Weekly Meditation & Talks: Monday – Thursday, join us

Alternating Tuesdays: PZI Talk LIVE! with Gaffney & Hitchcock next on May 24th

Looking Ahead: Santa Sabina Summer Sesshin in June

Next: David Parks’ Dragon Series in May, Morten Schlutter on May 23rd


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The Journey to Enlightenment – While Shopping for Jam: Sunday with John Tarrant & Friends

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10


The Journey to Enlightenment
—While Shopping for Jam

The journey to enlightenment is always going on, for example when we don’t think it’s happening, it’s happening anyway.

You might be wandering down the aisles of your local market, getting food for you and your rhinocerous, and you might find, mysteriously, on the list, the rhino has written Enlightenment!

And there it is among the hay and peaches.

“I’m sure I’ll take you with pleasure!” the Queen said. “Two pence a week, and jam every other day.”
Alice couldn’t help laughing, as she said, “I don’t want you to hire me—and I don’t care for jam.”
“It’s very good jam,” said the Queen.
“Well, I don’t want any today, at any rate.”
“You couldn’t have it even if you did want it,” the Queen said. “The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.”
“It must come sometimes to ‘jam today’,” Alice objected.
“No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: today isn’t any other day, you know.”
“I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing!”

Enlightenment & jam on Sunday,

Why not today?



Meditation is not a task with a known goal. It’s something you can’t do wrong, a chance for the things of this world to come towards you and to meet you, for doors to open by themselves, and for us to see where the ancient paths lead.

—John Tarrant Roshi and all of us at PZI


We remain in a PZI Zen Online format for these weekly gatherings, during this ongoing pandemic time. Join us in the PZI Digital Temple on Sunday.


May 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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PZI Online Temple


John Tarrant & Friends
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