Winter Long Retreat: “What Is This?” with John Tarrant and Friends

January 13-19, 2020
Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, CA

Meditation is really about the most beautiful way to live and in sesshin the heart simplifies, thoughts go quiet, and the world steps forward and shines. Your own true nature becomes visible. In this retreat we’ll explore walking through a gate into a new way of living and of listening to life.

What’s The Matter? An Urban Retreat with David Weinstein

November 16, 2019
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

Being told that nothing is the matter challenges our ideas about reality. Being asked what we think we lack helps us appreciate that the questioner knows what it is to feel that lack, which opens us to what they have to say about it.

Bodhidharma’s Journey, Our Path: A Two-Day Retreat with Jon Joseph, Roshi

November 16-17, 2019
Franciscan Renewal Center
Scottsdale, AZ

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 are we here?

Doorways in the Jahaz Mahal by McKay Savage.

Conversations with the Masters: John Tarrant in Santa Fe

November 14-17, 2019
IHM Retreat Center
Santa Fe, NM

When you walk through the gate, you meet the old masters. They were ancestors and adventurers who explored consciousness and handed down a tradition of freedom. You see these old men and women face to face or even more, see with their eyes, know for yourself the way they moved in the world. You can learn a different way of listening to your life, and even the dark bits of life become luminous.

About our Retreats

All things return to the one. What does the one return to?
- Zen koan

Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.

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