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The Three Pure Vows
as Enduring Koans of Everyday Life

Monday Evening Talks: June 7, 14, & 21
5:30-7pm PDT
with PZI Teachers Allison Atwill Roshi, Tess Beasley Sensei,
& Jesse Cardin Roshi

This Week—Part 2: June 14th, 2021

As part of our ongoing exploration of the bodhisattva vows as koans, this series will explore the very architecture of suffering; the way that our ideas about good and bad, helpful and harmful, tend to rise around us like walls that stave off the inherently creative moves of awakening. Through meditation, talks and lively discussion, we’ll discover how the pure land of consciousness is far more vast and fluid than “doing the right thing,” and how—tucked inside our fixed views—there lies our invitation to freedom.


Part 1: Monday June 7th — I vow to do no harm
This is the cave where the teachings of all the Buddhas have their source
Part 2: Monday June 14th — I vow to do good
This is the way of perfect enlightenment, and the path that everyone walks.
Part 3: Monday June 21st — I vow to do good for others
This is going beyond any distinction between ordinary and awakened people, freeing yourself and others.

Join us for one or all. All are welcome. You will need to register separately for each of the three sessions, so save the dates. 
—Allison, Tess, & Jesse

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