A Two-Day Retreat on the Buddha’s Life

Join us for a celebration of practice, and also a preparation and a kind of purification for stepping through the gate in the New Year—silence meditation, conversation and deep attention.

Early December is the date of the Buddha’s enlightenment and this December we’ll be having a retreat as the light departs. We will explore the story of the Buddha’s life and how his enlightenment touches our own lives. When you do this retreat you will find out the shape that the spirit of the Buddha takes in your own life.

The Buddha meditated through the night and then he looked up and saw the morning star and cried out: ‘Now I see that all beings have the nature of awakening; only their delusions and attachments keep them from realizing this.’

This is one of the most loved retreats of the year.



John Tarrant, Roshi is a Zen Roshi with a PhD in Psychology. He taught Zen in a traditional manner for about 15 years and then developed new ways to teach Zen to people who had no previous experience of koans or even of meditation. He is the Author of Bring Me The Rhinoceros & Other Zen Koans To Save Your Life, and directs Pacific Zen Institute.

Dates & Times:

December 2-3, 2017
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday Night: Optional evening meditation/discussion at a private
home from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm


$185 for PZI members and $205 for non-members.
Registration includes snacks and beverages for both days.
Participants will bring something to share for our communal lunches or
can bring their own personal lunch.
Participation is limited to 25 participants due to the size of the venue.


Gordo Temple 
1404 Cerro Gordo Rd
Santa Fe, NM 


The registration fee does not include dinners or lodging but
the coordinator will be happy to provide a list of nearby hotels and
lodging options, if needed.


For additional registration information please contact registrar, Kris
Krause at kkrause75@gmail.com.
For all other questions/concerns please contact Catherine Jones, retreat
coordinator at vcatherinejones@yahoo.com

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