Featured Koan: The Land of Demons

A great minister asked, "I've been reading the sutras—what is meant by, 'A fierce wind has blown the ship off course, setting it drifting toward the land of the Rakshasas'?"
The teacher responded, "Why ask something like that?"
The great minister's face went pale with that response.
And the teacher repeated, "A fierce wind has blown the ship off course, setting it drifting toward the land of the Rakshasas!"
The minister understood.

—Entangling Vines Case 42

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Week Eight: Fall Refuge Series with Atwill, Beasley & Cardin

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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A 10-Week Course on the Bodhisattva Precepts: 
Week Eight

We are travelers in the dark.
The precepts shine like stars,
illuminating the compass
of your own awakening.

Precepts reveal with exquisite precision where we hold or defend a fixed view.

Taking up Precepts is taking up a willingness to be surprised—by our own embedded beliefs, by our unrecognized capacities to help and to harm, and by the nature of awakening and life.

—Allison, Jesse, & Tess


November 9
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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PZI Digital Temple


Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, & Jesse Cardin