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Fall Retreat This Week: Storehouse of Treasures with John Tarrant & Friends, Sept. 27–30

Sunday Zen: with John Tarrant on October1

Fall Sesshin: In Person with John Tarrant & Friends, Oct. 24–29

Zen Luminaries: Special Guest Pico Iyer on Oct. 30



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ZEN LUMINARIES: Jon Joseph in Conversation with Essayist & Novelist Pico Iyer

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 – $12


We lead our lives in the outer world, we understand them through the inner. So here are a set of journeys through inner and outer and the places in between. . .

—Pico Iyer, from his website

Official Short Bio

Pico Iyer was born in Oxford, England in 1957. In 1980 he became a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, where he received a second Master’s degree, and in subsequent years he has received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. Since 1982 he has been a full-time writer, publishing fifteen  books, translated into twenty-three languages, on subjects ranging from the Dalai Lama to globalism, from the Cuban Revolution to Islamic mysticism.

His books include such long-running sellers as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, The Open Road and The Art of Stillness. He has been a constant contributor for more than thirty years to Time, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and more than 250 other periodicals worldwide.

His four recent talks for TED have received more than eleven million views.

Since 1992 Iyer has spent much of his time at a Benedictine hermitage in Big Sur, California, and most of the rest in suburban Japan.


Jon Joseph Roshi


Join us on Monday for a lively conversation with special guest Pico Iyer. All are welcome. Register to participate.



October 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$10 – $12


Jon Joseph Roshi