The Book of Serenity is collection of 100 koans and poems, which was assembled for Yelu Chucai, a minister of Ghenghis Khan. The book was lost in the wars and rewritten and when it finally arrived out on the steppes, the ministers sat up all night in a yurt reading and discussing it.
Awakening, for Yuanwu, and for all of us, is a matter of coming to appreciate that life is ~ in this very moment ~ redolent with a golden richness.
Each piece of life is a mirror; when we look into it, we see our own face and we see that the galaxies and the field mice are equal. In this retreat we’ll look at stories, koans and poems about the intimate moments of life, about how the small, true things give us a joy that is hard to describe or even contain.
Our impossible problems become dreams and play. Each piece of the universe is a gate into freedom, into loving the small things.
Come and explore the transformation of things in retreat this Summer.
Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.