PZI welcomes Sarah Bender, Roshi from Springs Mountain Sangha in Colorado Springs, CO. Sarah will teach this friday on zoom and every other friday after that – check the weekly schedule of zoom meditation sessions.
The Buddha’s story is your story. The prince wandered through wild places seeking wisdom until one night, sitting under a banyan tree, his mind finally awakened to a peace and understanding that is available to everyone – including whoever is reading this now.
What is the last word of Zen? How is it that Xuefeng’s teacher didn’t know that word?
The Urban Retreat format is a user friendly, easily approachable way of participating in a meditation retreat.
The old Zen teachers thought awakening is the moment that changes everything—The Buddha looked up and saw the morning star and a gate opened in his heart. The spiritual path is full of stories of the journey to awakening, of dark nights and great discoveries. The Zen idea was that even hearing such stories makes gates open for you. The stories are called koans.
There will be meditation in the quiet of the day, good companions, walks in the hills and redwoods, talks by teachers, individual conversations with teachers, time to breathe, write, consider, stop considering, and have our lives stretch out, pretty much perfect as they are.
Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.