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April 28 Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant & Friends

April 29 Zen Luminaries: with Special Guest Former Governor Jerry Brown

June 10–16 Great Summer Sesshin: The Summer of Zen! Meeting the Inconceivable with John Tarrant & PZI Teachers


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SUNDAY ZEN: We’ve Never Lacked for Salt & Sauce with John Tarrant & Friends

March 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10


We’ve Never Lacked for Salt and Sauce

After Mazu received the Dharma, he went far away to Jiangxi to spread the teachings. One day, his teacher said, “Mazu is in Jiangxi teaching the Dharma, but there’s been no word from him.”

He said to one of his attendants, “Go to Mazu’s place, wait until he gives a lecture, then ask, ‘How is it?’ Remember what he says, then come and tell me.”

The monk did as instructed, waiting for a lecture and then asking Mazu,“How is it?”

Mazu replied, “Since the turmoil of the barbarian invasions, it’s been it’s been thirty years of temporary getting by, but I’ve never lacked for salt or sauce.” 

—Great Ancestor Horse (Master Ma): Mazu’s Salt and Sauce



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

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March 12, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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