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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: The Nobility of Having a Practice – with John Tarrant & Friends

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10

Meditation gets us away from reaching and grasping and winning and losing and honor and disgrace. This lack of ulterior motive makes meditation a friendly time. There is also a purification that goes on when we meditate every day, or every week or every second.

All our daily reaching and grasping and getting somehow sticks to us and when we meditate it unsticks and falls off. We become faithful to life and even effort is not effort.

Changqing Da’an said, 

I lived with Guishan for more than thirty years.
I ate Guishan’s food, I shat Guishan’s shit, but I didn’t study Guishan’s Zen.
All I did was look after an ox.
If he got off the road, I dragged him back; if he trampled the grain in others’ fields,
I trained him with a whip.
For a long time he was so pitiful, at the mercy of everyone’s words!
Now he’s changed into the white ox on the bare ground, always right in front of my face.
All day long he clearly reveals himself; even if I chase him he doesn’t go away.

(PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 67: Guishan’s Zen)

Join us.

—John Tarrant

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 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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June 11
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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