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WEDNESDAY ZEN: Quick, Don’t Get Ready! with Guest Host Jesse Cardin

June 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10


Quick, don’t get ready.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koan

I’d like to continue David Weinstein’s recent tradition of taking up the Open Temple koan of the week, but I don’t know what it’s going to be yet. “Oh crap,” I thought to myself, “I need to write some copy for Karin and Corey today so they can make the posts—what will I do?” You’re reading the result right now.

Although I’ll admit I’m being a bit cheeky, this is also a great point of practice. There are some things we can prepare for in life (and it would be advisable to do so), but much of it is improvised on the spot. And actually, at least as often as not, I find my preparation getting in the way. And any moment of true open-heartedness or clarity I’ve ever experienced hasn’t come by my own machinations anyway.

So why don’t we meet this week’s koan together, fresh, naked (figuratively, please) and unprepared? We’ll sit a bit, I’ll talk a bit (maybe), and we’ll have a chat about what comes unannounced from our hearts when we’re together. I’m looking forward to meeting you there.


Join us for a koan, meditation, and conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.

COME JOIN US Wednesday at 7pm Pacific Time



June 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10
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