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June 23 Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant & Friends

July 1 Zen Luminaries: Poet & Translator David Hinton 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 with John Tarrant & Friends: The Mysterious Wisdom of Laozi

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $10


Laozi is the source of the strangeness and lightness you meet everywhere in Zen. And of mysterious lines such as,

     The Dao that can be named is not the eternal Dao.


     The valley spirit never dies.
     It’s called the dark mysterious feminine.
     The gateway of the dark mysterious feminine
     is called the source of heaven and earth.
     Elusive as gossamer, always here unseen,
     use it; it will never fail you.

Laozi taught us how to rest in uncertainty. When you meditate you enter the Dao. Playing music might do it too. When Confucius met him he claimed that Laozi was a dragon.

Dragons don’t have to take things seriously—

Join us for an exploration of the old, old wisdom that the creative life rests on.

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


May 26
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $10
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