PZI Fall Sesshin 2021
An extended online retreat in the PZI Digital Temple
with John Tarrant & Friends
October 19-24, 2021
*Registration is now closed*
The Sound of the Distant Temple Bell — from the PZI Miscellaneous Koans
To win your way through, to meet awakening, to pass through the barrier of life and death; in this life you will become a fox, a star, the Loch Ness Monster, a mountain dancing, a tree in a high wind, a fire, a river, a flying bird, a woman running an inn long ago, a temple bell.
In autumn we are captured; red grapes fall off the backs of trucks, fires burn the vineyards and the new house where we took shelter, Persephone goes down into the underworld to see her difficult husband.
We witness the changes, Metamorphosis is underway.
So this will be a rousing sesshin devoted to the Miscellaneous Koans—the collection that opens the marvelous nature of the world and awakening.
Online. Your room will be a part of the temple.
Our Fall Sesshin:
—PZI Teachers Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, Jon Joseph,
David Parks, David Weinstein, & Eduardo Fuentes
Heads of Practice are Jan Brogan & Chris Gaffney
This extended 6-day & 5-night gathering begins
October 19, Tuesday at 4:30 PM PDT, and completes on
October 24, Sunday at 12:00 PM PDT (note earlier time)
*Registration closes October 15th at noon PDT.
Where: In the PZI Digital Temple
Fees: PZI Members: $495 & Non-Members: $525
PZI members - if you want to attend and are in need, please don't hesitate to request financial aid through a PZI Scholarship. Contact our registrar, Jan Black.
Dear PZI Friends —.
We come together across oceans and continents with PZI members, teachers, musicians, and those new to PZI. We can discover things together which we could not discover alone. There's a scholarship fund for PZI members who want to attend, and need financial assistance. If you're not a member, we invite you to join us today! You can read more about this below, and then get in touch with our registrar.
Thank you for all you have offered to PZI during these last many months, and these last many decades. It's nice to have each other as we find our way.
—Board President Tess Beasley Sensei & Director Joh
& All of us at PZI
The Zendo altar will be lit, and the temple will be held—with meditation periods from 6:00 AM EDT to 9:00 PM PDT, and morning rituals beginning each day at 6:30 AM PDT. Dharma talks will be offered twice daily, and a panoply of teachers will offer dokusan interviews (individual meetings with a teacher) each day, too. We've designed the schedule to both hold us together as an extended community in one vessel, and to also offer flexibility so a range of time zones can participate comfortably.
Sometimes the thing to do is to turn the light inward and go to the source. It's going to be quite the event—a gateway into what is marvelous in your life. We are in a moment of deepening together, of feeling the gravity of our time and discovering the light that is always working inside us.
*Registration closes October 14th at noon PDT. This is so we can arrange all details for your attendance and personal meetings with teachers. Late registration? Contact Jan Black.
[email protected] is our registrar.
Tuesday, October 19th
4:30-6:30 PM — Welcome, evening meditation & dharma talk
BREAK: 1-Hour 6:30-7:30 PM — West Coast dinner
OPEN SIT: 7:30-9:00 PM — with head of practice (HOP)
Wednesday - Sunday, October 20-24
OPEN SIT: 3:00-5:00 AM — with HOP
BREAK: 1-Hour — Breakfast for East Coast 5:00-6:00 AM
6:00-7:30 AM — Morning tea, meditation & welcome rituals
BREAK: 2-Hour — West Coast breakfast, East Coast snack or lunch 7:30-9:30 AM
9:30-11:30 AM — Morning meditation & dharma talk
BREAK: 1.5-Hour — West Coast lunch 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
1:00-3:30 PM — Sutras, afternoon meditation & teacher interviews (dokusan)
BREAK: 1.5-Hour — East Coast dinner 3:30-5:00 PM
5:00-6:30 PM — Evening meditation & dharma talk
BREAK: 1-Hour — West Coast dinner 6:30-7:30 PM
OPEN SIT: 7:30-9:00 PM — with HOP
Note: Sunday October 24 ends at 12:00pm PDT
Registration Details & PZI Scholarship:
*Registration closes October 14th at noon PDT.
This is an important deadline to allow ample time for mailing of all registration materials & dokusan meeting scheduling.
PZI members - we recognize that some people are experiencing great challenges in these times. If you want to attend and are in need, please don't hesitate to request financial aid through a PZI Member Scholarship, for a reduced fee that you can comfortably pay. Not a member? Become one. Contact our registrar, Jan Black.
- Discounts, as always, for PZI Members - join us!
- Complimentary Open Temple Meditation Pass with your registration
- Financial aid is available for PZI Members in need through a PZI Scholarship.
- As a convenience you may register for two people at one time, if you are a PZI Member.
- To register, click the 'Register - Fall Sesshin' image button below.
- Once you've registered, you'll receive a welcome email on or before October 18t, with a Zoom link, final schedule and more info for online participation.
Adding Donations and Dana
- You may add a donation to PZI, teacher dana (gift), and/or donation to the PZI Scholarship Fund to your Registration Cart before you check out.
- Adding a donation to the PZI Scholarship Fund helps others attend.
- 'Add Donation or Dana' link will take you back to this page, then use the 'How would you like to support?' image buttons at bottom of page. When complete, you'll be returned to your Cart with the total for checkout.
Thank you for being a part of us, and for your ongoing support and participation in PZI Zen Online. Looking forward to seeing you in the Digital Temple!
For questions about the registration form, contact [email protected]