Thank you for being part of this one seamless body
we call the world.
We find each other in the dark.
We hand on the light.
Our practice was born in times such as these
We need your help to keep the Great Way open for the times to come.
Clockwise from top left: John Tarrant, Allison Atwill, Canine Member Clarke and Human Todd Geist, Jan Brogan, Chris Gaffney, Tess Beasley & Jordan McConnell, Jordan McConnell & Michael Wilding, Jesse Cardin, Jon Joseph, and Allison Atwill’s altar
Here We Are at 2023 Year’s End, Meeting the Dragon for 2024
It has been a momentous year. We are holding the Dharma for everyone, we are showing a path through the dark.
It’s a grand thing to have and to offer a path.
First of all, we have olives.
Little Poem for Autumn
A cold night. As the day left and the sheep, grazing nearby
in the shadow, grew invisible, I kept reaching and picking olives
till I was doing it by feel.
Picking olives in
the moonlight, birds up late too;
black against the sinking light.
It’s good to welcome small things; they accompany us so that we are not alone.
I’ve been noticing the beauty of corners that give shape to a room, a door, a floor.
I lie down and, falling asleep, feel the immense life and kindness of the earth.
I watch quail come bobbing through an archway at sunrise, “Wait for me, wait for me!” And I say, “I will!”
Thank you for your company, too, this year. It sustains me and everyone who teaches, and actually, all of us.
SAVE THE KNEES! Our zafus and zabutons have gone flat with many years of good use. We need $3,000 to replenish our retreat cushions.
DHARMA DOGS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Our scholarship well has gone dry with many folks in need this year. Help us keep retreats open to all who seek the Dharma: $5,000 needed.
MEETING THE INCONCEIVABLE FUND
Our new podcast is ready to help the Dharma reach these difficult times. Donate to help Meeting the Inconceivable find its way into the world: $5,000 needed.
NO MERIT WHATSOEVER
GENERAL TEMPLE WELLBEING FUND Our temple depends on your support to survive. Donate to our general temple fund to keep our core programs, Open Temple, and member resources open and thriving for the years to come: $10,000 needed.
WHO’S HEARING? FUND Donate funds for new audio gear: $1800 needed for new mics & headphones.
DONATE TO ANY FUND NOW & DISCOVER BUDDHA
Donate $250 or more and receive a John Tarrant Buddha calligraphy.
Donate $500 or more and receive John Tarrant’s illustrated Heart Sutra poster.
Donate $1,000 or more and receive an original John Tarrant “Buddha” on rice paper.
Donate $5,000 or more and receive a John Tarrant original calligraphy of your choice.
LIFE AFTER LIFE – LEND A HAND BEQUEST
We want to see this path continue. Over the years John Tarrant and many others have invested in PZI programs, our extensive archives, translations, and our in-depth leadership training and mentoring to help upcoming leaders carry the Dharma and hand it along in turn. Help us ensure John Tarrant and PZI’s legacy by including us in your own. Information about Bequests to PZI