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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 Corey Hitchcock.


PZI Retreat in Session: Storehouse of Treasures with John Tarrant & Friends, Sept. 27–30

Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant on October1st

Fall Sesshin: In Person with John Tarrant & Friends, Oct. 24–29

Zen Luminaries: Special Guest Pico Iyer on Oct. 30


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SUNDAY ZEN: Stories from Kyoto & the Ancient Road Home – with Guest Host Tess Beasley & Co

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10

Tess Beasley Sensei is guest teaching today. Come join us! (John Tarrant is away this week.)

Where will you meet the Buddha who has no country?

Join Tess Beasley for Stories from Kyoto and the Ancient Road Home

A student asked Jiashan, “What if you sweep away the dust and see the Buddha?”
Jiashan said, “You have to wield your sword. If you don’t, you’ll be like a fisherman
stuck in a tangle of reeds, unable to catch a single fish.”
The student then asked Shishuang, “What if you sweep away the dust and see the Buddha?”
Shishuang said, “The Buddha has no country. Where will you meet her?”

—Book of Serenity, Case 68

In the hills of Kyoto, just beyond the temple- and tourist-lined paths of an ancient bamboo grove, lies a steep ascent and heavy wooden gate. A small sign offers tea and a chance to meet the Buddha in the garden within. Come! Just a few hundred yen, or a few dollars, will gain you admission.

But one need not travel so far to meet the Buddha. Entering the garden of your own life is enough. The old Zen masters discovered long ago that glimpsing the face of awakened mind requires no special conditions at all.

And, as it turns out, the fewer ideas we carry about who we’ll meet, where, or when, reveals a standing invitation to the golden light peeking out from everywhere. Even the jagged edges of the journey help guide the way home.

Join us Sunday for meditation, music, and stories from the ancient road.

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.

Waking up is something we do together, in the online temple on Sunday. We love it when you join us. 

—John Tarrant Roshi, Tess Beasley Sensei, and all of us at PZI

Registration is FREE or you may elect to donate $10.

Dana and donations are gratefully accepted.
Once you register, you’ll receive a PZI link for access to:
Sunday Zen at 10:30 am Pacific Time

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May 21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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