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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: Throughout the Six Realms, All Beings Are Free – with Guest Host Jesse Cardin

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10

Sunday Zen in the PZI Online Temple

Throughout the Six Realms, All Beings Are Free
with Guest Host Jesse Cardin
June 18th at 10:30 am Pacific Time 

From what I’ve heard, Buddhism is concerned with ending suffering. I guess I am, too.

In one story about Guanyin (our patron saint of compassion), her head literally explodes when she tries to contemplate the suffering of all the beings left in hell. Fortunately, Future-Buddha Amitabha comes along and gives her more heads. But then when she tries to help, her arms explode too! So he gives her a thousand arms. It’s a kind of strategy, I suppose.

If you live in the same world I do, you’d probably agree her work is still not complete. And rightly so! She’s got to clear out the god realm, the demigod realm, the hungry ghost realm, the hell realm, the animal realm, and the human realm. Talk about job security.

So what’s a bodhisattva to do?

Also, in addition to the usual shindig, I’ll stick around for thirty minutes after the program to take any comments and questions that might arise.

Hope to see you there!


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, Jesse Cardin Roshi, & all of us at PZI

(John Tarrant returns for his regular Sunday Zen on June 25th.)


June 18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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