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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. All event times are Pacific Time. Questions? Contact Karin Pfluger


May 19 Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant & Friends

June 3 Zen Luminaries: Poet Marie Howe in Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends

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


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SUNDAY ZEN: Zen Is Play, Zen Is Laughter, Zen Is Jokes, and Dreams – with John Tarrant & Friends

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10


Enjoy yourself. When things are turned upside down it’s usually funny.

The teacher of an earnest student said something absurd and the student puzzled for a moment and then asked, “Roshi, are you joking?”

“If it’s not funny it’s not Buddhism,” said the Roshi.

I think it has to be that way; join us and check it out.

—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.


April 7
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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