PZI Events Calendar
Welcome to the Calendar of PZI Events! Search by individual event, day, or month. You will find all upcoming events and registration links for weekend retreats, 1-day & 2-day retreats, sesshins, and weekly meditation sessions. Save events to your Google Calendar or iCal Calendar. For questions on registration or if you can’t find what you are looking for please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Tarrant Roshi’s Sunday Meditation & Talk: The Journey Into Awakening – Register
2-Day Retreat December 5 & 6: Buddha’s Life – Register
Weekly Meditation & Talks, Sunday – Thursday: no experience required to participate!
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Thursday Meditation & Talk with David Parks Roshi: Looking for the Way
October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree – $10
A student said to the teacher, “I’m pecking from inside. I beg you, Master, break open the shell.”
The teacher said, “But will you be alive?”
If I weren’t, people would laugh at me.”
“You poor, lost guy.”
—Blue Cliff Record, #16
We find our place to dwell, an identity that seems to fit. I have learned that I am different from you, you from me, that I am separate from you, and you from me—we who are from the seamless fabric of reality. Over the years I’ve been building this dwelling place— I’ve been living, moving, and having my being from this place.
Yet from time to time I am aware that my dwelling place—the identity I spent a lifetime crafting—seems more like exile. It’s as if a shell separates me (inside, outside) from others, from my own life. Lost, I began my spiritual practice—a search for my “true” home. I began to peck from the inside of what it is to be “me”—David—looking for a way out. Maybe there is a book, perhaps a technique that could help, someone, something, that could work on this shell, from the outside?
Join us for a koan, meditation, dharma talk, & conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.