One day, Yanguan called to his attendant, “Bring me the rhinoceros horn fan.”
The attendant replied, “The fan is broken.”
Yanguan said, “If the fan is broken, bring me the rhinoceros.”
The attendant was dumbstruck.
In case you haven’t noticed, the world is full of broken things—failed relationships, missed opportunities, moral shortcomings. And yet in the midst of all this we somehow manage to arrive into the next moment, effortlessly. Perhaps freedom lies not in ridding life of all its flaws, but rather the possibilities that arise when we include them.
Koans are stories that, rather than whisking us away to fictional lands, lead us deeper into our own lives. When we spend time with a koan, the aliveness of the world burns a little brighter and our hearts open to even the lowliest of creatures. Each moment with a koan is an opportunity to stumble into the magic of real life.
Join Jesse Cardin, Sensei, for a day of meditation, teaching, and conversation. Together, we’ll saddle up with a koan and let it lead us through an exploration of freedom, doing the impossible, and the joy that comes naturally when we stop trying to fix things.
No previous experience with meditation necessary. Lunch will be provided. Curiosity is recommended.
PZI Members: $30
Scholarships are available for those who need them.
Please contact Jesse Cardin with any scholarship requests, dietary restrictions, or questions: email@example.com or 805-208-7788
May 5th, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio
Beatrix Potter Room
7150 West I-10, San Antonio, TX 78213
For more information about PZI in San Antonio, Texas, go here: www.itsalivezen.org
9:00 –9:30 – Introduction
9:30 – 10:30 – Meditation
10:30 – 11:30 – Activity/Discussion
11:30 – 12:00 – Meditation
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Meditation
2:00 – 3:00 – Activity/Discussion
3:00 – 4:00 – Meditation and Closing Activity