Meditation is really about the most beautiful way to live and in sesshin the heart simplifies, thoughts go quiet, and the world steps forward and shines. Your own true nature becomes visible. In this retreat we’ll explore walking through a gate into a new way of living and of listening to life.
Being told that nothing is the matter challenges our ideas about reality. Being asked what we think we lack helps us appreciate that the questioner knows what it is to feel that lack, which opens us to what they have to say about it.
Centuries ago, Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen in China, traveled the mysterious journey from India.
Students, for years, would pose the classical question: Why did he come from the West? That question,
fundamentally, is our question. Why are we here?
When you walk through the gate, you meet the old masters. They were ancestors and adventurers who explored consciousness and handed down a tradition of freedom. You see these old men and women face to face or even more, see with their eyes, know for yourself the way they moved in the world. You can learn a different way of listening to your life, and even the dark bits of life become luminous.
Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.