PZI Events Calendar
Welcome to our new calendar of all PZI Events! Search by individual event, by day or month. The list below represents all upcoming weekend retreats, daylong retreats, sesshins and weekly meditation sessions. Links are included if registrations are open. You will be able to save events to your Google Calendar and iCal Calendars. Calendar How-to.
Our Fall Sesshin: ‘Gathering in the Valley of Our Time’ is coming up Oct. 1-4 Register now!
We still offer PZI Zen Online Meditation Sessions with PZI teachers Sunday-Thursday weekly.
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Wednesday Session hosted by Jonathan Meyers: Is Something Missing?
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10
A monk asked the priest Qingrang,
“The Buddha of Supremely Pervading, Surpassing Wisdom did zazen on the Bodhi Seat for ten kalpas, but the Dharma of the Buddha did not manifest itself and he could not attain Buddhahood. Why was this?”
Qingrang said, “Your question is exactly the point.”
The monk said, “But he did zazen on the Bodhi Seat; why couldn’t he attain Buddhahood?”
Qingrang said, “Because he is a non-attained Buddha.”
Spending time with this koan recently, a few things occurred to me. First, I took it as an invitation to relax. What’s wrong with being a non-attained Buddha? What’s wrong with being who I am, now, in this moment? Nothing, really. What a relief. This relief is a somewhat familiar feeling that I occasionally find in response to certain koans, and I don’t mind it one bit.