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 did we come from the West? Why are we here?

On arriving, Bodhidharma was asked by the Emperor, “What is the highest meaning of the holy truths?”
Bodhidharma replied, “Vast emptiness, nothing holy.” Pressing, the Emperor inquired: “Who is this standing before me?” Bodhidharma replied, “I don’t know.”

For two days, let’s take Bodhidharma’s journey, by our own path. Let’s discover a way of vast beauty, a world where no-thing is holy or unholy, where we don’t need to know who we are. It is the path of awakening.

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  • Time: Saturday, Nov. 16th: 9:00~6:00pm. Sunday, Nov. 17th: 9:00~4:00pm.
  • Cost: PZI Members – $115 & Non-members $125
  • One-on-One Discussions with Jon Joseph will be available on Sunday
  • Lunch will be included
  • Registrar: Carla Thomas, ctcarmo@gmail.com

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