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Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Weekday Meditations + NIGHT OWL Sessions - FINAL WEEK June 24, 2022

Hello friends—it's our last week!


And it's not too late to join us for early morning and Night Owl meditations: two weekday morning sessions, Monday - Friday, plus Monday and Wednesday late eves.


If you haven't signed up yet, REGISTER HERE


PZI MEMBERS: Yes, you can still get a FREE Temple Pass 

**Not a member? Join us. Unsure of your status? Contact Corey Hitchcock.**


If you have already signed up, use the recurring Zoom link you received in your emailed receipt.


Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT)

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT)


Monday & Wednesday Night Owls

Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT)


Link to the online schedule is here.


Week Five (final week)

Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 

June 27, Monday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Alison McCabe PDT

June 27, Monday Night Owl — Jordan McConnell PDT

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June 28, Tuesday Morning — Meredith Pate-Willig EDT, Todd Geist PDT

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June 29, Wednesday Morning — Roddy Wares EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

June 29, Wednesday Night Owl — Jordan McConnell PDT

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June 30, Thursday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

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July 1, Friday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Jan Brogan PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Your cushion awaits.


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Schedule Update: NEW NIGHT OWLS continue this week! June 20, 2022

Hello friends—

YES! Night Owls continue this week with Jason Fitzgerald on Monday and Jordan McConnell on Wednesday. 

Join us in the Night Temple...your cushion awaits.

Monday & Wednesday Night Owls
Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT)

Week Four (updated)
Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 
June 20, Monday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT
June 20, Monday Night Owl — Jason Fitzgerald PDT
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June 21, Tuesday Morning — Meredith Pate-Willig EDT, Alison McCabe PDT
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June 22, Wednesday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT
June 22, Wednesday Night Owl — Jordan McConnell PDT
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June 23, Thursday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Todd Geist PDT
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June 24, Friday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 
Hope to see you there...

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Weekday Meditations + NIGHT OWL Sessions June 17, 2022

Hello friends—


Post-sesshin, Open Temple bells are ringing with doors open wide, as we continue with early morning and Night Owl meditations: two weekday morning sessions, Mondays - Fridays, plus Monday and Wednesday (late) Night Owls.


—If you have not yet registered: PZI MEMBERS: Not too late to get a FREE Temple Pass 

**Not a member? Join us. Unsure of your status? Contact Corey Hitchcock.**


REGISTER HERE


If you have already registered: Your emailed receipt contains a recurring Zoom link for ALL Open Temple sessions through July 1st. 


SCHEDULE


Here is your link to the online schedule of weekly leaders and times.


Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT)

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT)


Monday & Wednesday Night Owls

Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT)


Week Four

Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 

June 20, Monday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 20, Monday Night Owl — Mystery Leader PDT: stay tuned for update

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June 21, Tuesday Morning — Meredith Pate-Willig EDT, Alison McCabe PDT

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June 22, Wednesday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

June 22, Wednesday Night Owl — Jordan McConnell PDT

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June 23, Thursday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Todd Geist PDT

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June 24, Friday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Hope to see you there...


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Weekly Open Temple Reminder: NEW HOURS in the Summer Open Temple, June 13-17 June 10, 2022

Hello friends—


Yes! Open Temple continues throughout next week's Summer Sesshin, with expanded morning hours and brand new evening sessions, Monday - Friday, June 13th - 17th, plus continued Monday and Wednesday (late) Night Owls.


We're holding a cushion for you in the (expanded) Open Temple...


Summer Open Temple doors remain wide open for those of us not in Sesshin at Santa Sabina (we hope it's wonderful). Practice leaders will offer sesshin koans and poems (as much as we can) to welcome the sesshin field into our Open Temple "side chapel."


Join us!


If you have not yet registered for Summer Open Temple:


REGISTER HERE


PZI MEMBERS: YES you can still get a FREE Temple Pass

**Not a member? Join us. Unsure of your status? Contact Corey Hitchcock.**


If you have already registered for Summer Open Temple, you will find the Open Temple Zoom Link in your emailed receipt.


SPECIAL SESSHIN WEEK SCHEDULE


EXPANDED Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  6-8:00 am EDT  (or 3-5:00 am PDT) - 2 HOURS

Session 2: West Temple:  6-8:00 am PDT (or 9-11:00 am EDT) - 2 HOURS


ADDITIONAL Weekday Evenings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 pm EDT  (or 4-5:00 pm PDT) - 1 HOUR

Session 2: West Temple:  5-6:00 pm PDT (or 8-9:00 pm EDT)  - 1 HOUR


CONTINUING Monday & Wednesday Night Owls

Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT) - 1 HOUR


SESSHIN WEEK OPEN TEMPLE PRACTICE LEADERS

 

Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 

June 13, Monday Morning — Judy Swan/Eduardo Fuentes EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 13, Monday Evening — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 13, Monday Night Owl — Jordan McConnell PDT

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June 14, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

June 14, Tuesday Evening — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

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June 15, Wednesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 15, Wednesday Evening — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 15, Wednesday Night Owl — Jason Fitzgerald PDT

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June 16, Thursday Morning — Judy Swan/Eduardo Fuentes EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

June 16, Thursday Evening — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

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June 17, Friday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

June 17, Friday Evening — Judy Swan EDT, Jan Brogan PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Hope to see you there...


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Summer Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Morning Meditations + Night Owls June 03, 2022

PZI's Summer Practice Open Temple offers two weekday morning meditations (Mondays through Fridays), May 30th through July 1st, plus Night Owl sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays.


If you have not yet registered: REGISTER HERE

PZI MEMBERS: YES you can get a FREE Temple Pass.

**Not a member? Join us. Unsure of your status? Contact Corey Hitchcock.**


If you have already registered: Check your emailed receipt for your Open Temple recurring Zoom link. Keep it handy as it gives you access to ALL sessions on all dates in June.


Open Temple Schedule:

Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 

Monday & Wednesday Nights

Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT)

Practice Leaders, Week Two:

Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 

June 6, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT,  Jan Brogan PDT

June 6, Monday Night — Jordan McConnell PDT

June 7, Tuesday Morning — Meredith Pate-Willig EDT, Todd Geist PDT

June 8, Wednesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

June 8, Wednesday Night — Jordan McConnell PDT

June 9, Thursday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

June 10, Friday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT,  Karin Pfluger PDT


Link to your online Open Temple Resource Page


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Hope to see you there...

Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

WEEK ONE: Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Weekday Meditations + Night Owl Sessions! May 27, 2022

Hello friends,

There's a cushion for you in the Open Temple...


Our Summer Practice Open Temple offers you two morning meditations, Monday through Friday, from May 30th through July 1st, plus Night Owl sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays.


If you have not done so already:


PZI Members can get a FREE Temple Pass

**Not a member? Join us. Unsure of your status? Contact Corey Hitchcock.**


REGISTER FOR SUMMER PRACTICE OPEN TEMPLE HERE


If you have already registered for the Summer Practice Open Temple (welcome!):


***Welcome! & please check your emailed receipt for your recurring Zoom link to access ALL sessions through July 1st.***


HERE ARE THE DETAILS:


Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Monday & Wednesday Nights

Night Owl Session: 9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm - 12:30 am CDT)


Week One

Session 1 East (EDT), Session 2 West (PDT), & Night Owl (PDT): 

May 30, Monday Morning — Eduardo Fuentes EDT,  Alison McCabe PDT

May 30, Monday Morning — Jason Fitzgerald PDT

May 31, Tuesday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

June 1, Wednesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

June 1, Wednesday Morning — Jordan McConnell PDT

June 2, Thursday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

June 3, Friday Morning — Roddy Wares EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Hope to see you there.


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations + Night Owls May 20, 2022

Join us, your cushion awaits…


Open Temple offers two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, plus Monday/Wednesday Night Owl sessions.


Temple link, for your convenience: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09

Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode: intosummer


Weekday Mornings

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Monday & Wednesday Nights

Night Owl Session:  9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm-12:30 am CDT) 


Temple Leaders this Week

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT), West (PDT) & Night (PDT/CDT): 


May 23rd, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

May 23rd, Monday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT/CDT

May 24th, Tuesday Morning — Jamie Kissinger EDT, Todd Geist PDT

May 25th, Wednesday Morning —  Judy Swan EDT,  Alison McCabe PDT

May 25th, Wednesday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT/CDT

May 26th, Thursday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

May 27th, Friday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT


Link to schedule of leaders on our website: https://www.pacificzen.org/into-summer-open-temple-schedule/


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Hope to see you there—


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations + Night Owls May 13, 2022

Your cushion awaits in the Open Temple: Two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, plus Monday/Wednesday Night Owl sessions, through May 27th.


Your Open Temple recurring link for ALL sessions, for your convenience:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09



Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode: intosummer


Your link to the Open Temple online schedule page:

https://www.pacificzen.org/into-summer-open-temple-schedule/


Schedules & Leaders for you:


Weekday Mornings:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Monday & Wednesday Nights:

Night Owl Session:  9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm-12:30 am CDT) 


Week 7 Temple Leaders:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT), West (PDT) & Night (PDT/CDT): 


May 16th, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

May 16th, Monday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT/CDT

May 17th, Tuesday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

May 18th, Wednesday Morning —  Tess Beasley EDT,  Alison McCabe PDT

May 18th, Wednesday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT/CDT

May 19th, Thursday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

May 20th, Friday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 


Hope to see you there.


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations + NIGHT OWL Sessions! May 06, 2022

Hello friends!


Meditate with us in the Open Temple: Offering you two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, plus Monday/Wednesday Night Owl sessions, through May 27th.


Your recurring Zoom link, for your convenience:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09


Should you need it: Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode: intosummer


Link to the online Schedule of Temple Leaders:

https://www.pacificzen.org/into-summer-open-temple-schedule/


Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Monday & Wednesday Night Schedule:

Night Owl Session:  9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm-12:30 am CDT) 


Week 6 Temple Leaders:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT), West (PDT) & Night (PDT): 

May 9th, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

May 9th, Monday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT

May 10th, Tuesday Morning — Jamie Kissinger EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

May 11th, Wednesday Morning —  Judy Swan EDT,  Alison McCabe PDT

May 11th, Wednesday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT

May 12th, Thursday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

May 13th, Friday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Todd Geist PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Your cushion awaits...


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations + NIGHT OWL Sessions! April 29, 2022

Burning the late night oil? Night Owls with Jordan are back!


Join us in the Open Temple for two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, through May 27th. Monday/Wednesday Night Owl sessions begin May 2nd. Join any or all sessions.


Your recurring Zoom link for ALL sessions here, for your convenience:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09

Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode: intosummer


Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Monday & Wednesday Night Schedule:

Night Owl Session:  9:30-10:30 pm PDT (or 11:30 pm-12:30 am CDT) 


Week 5 Temple Leaders:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT), West (PDT) & Night (PDT): 

May 2, Monday Morning — Mystery Leader EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

May 2, Monday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT

May 3, Tuesday Morning — Mystery Leader EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

May 4, Wednesday Morning —  Judy Swan EDT,  Mystery Leader PDT

May 4, Wednesday Night – Jordan McConnell PDT

May 5, Thursday Morning — Tess Beasley EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

May 6, Friday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Your cushion awaits!


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Week 4 Into Summer Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations in the East & West Temples! April 22, 2022

It’s Week 4! Join us in the Open Temple for two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, throughout April and May. (Stay tuned for Night Owl sessions.)


Your recurring Temple Zoom link, for your convenience:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09


If needed:

Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode: intosummer


Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Night Owl Schedule: stay tuned


Week 4 Temple Leaders:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT) & West (PDT)

April 25, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

April 26, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Todd Geist PDT

April 27, Wednesday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

April 28, Thursday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Michelle Riddle PDT

April 29, Friday Morning — Tess Beasley EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Your cushion awaits!


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Into Summer Temple Reminder & Schedule: Morning Meditations in the East & West Temples! April 15, 2022

Our Into Summer Open Temple continues with Week 3! Join us for two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, through May 27th. 

Recurring Zoom Link for ALL sessions through May 27th:

Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:
Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 
Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 

(Night Owl Schedule: stay tuned)

Week 3 Temple Leaders:
Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT) & West (PDT): 
April 18, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Jan Brogan PDT
April 19, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Todd Geist PDT
April 20, Wednesday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Alison McCabe PDT
April 21, Thursday Morning — Mystery Leader EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT
April 22, Friday Morning — Tyson Davis EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 
Your cushion awaits...

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

CORRECTION: Link for Into Summer Open Temple April 11, 2022

Hello Open Temple friends,


APOLOGIES! 


Here is the correct recurring Into Summer Open Temple link, same as the one in your emailed receipt:


Into Summer Open Temple recurring link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09

Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode, should you need it: intosummer


Thanks for your understanding.


I hope to see you in the Temple again soon. 


Warmly,

Karin


Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Into Summer Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations in the East & West Temples! April 10, 2022

Hello friends,


Our Into Summer Open Temple continues into Week 2 with two morning meditations, Monday–Friday, through May. (Stay tuned for Night Owl sessions.)


For your convenience, here is your recurring Zoom link to enter ALL Open Temple sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84740203309?pwd=dFovZXBYN2c5dG4vMy9jOGVzbmtJdz09

Should you need it, the pw is: blossoms
Meeting ID: 847 4020 3309


Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Night Owl Schedule: stay tuned


Week 2:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT) & West (PDT): 

April 11, Monday Morning — David Parks EDT, Chris Gaffney PDT

April 12, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Todd Geist PDT

April 14, Wednesday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Alison McCabe PDT

April 15, Thursday Morning — Mystery Leader EDT, Corey Hitchcock PDT

April 16, Friday Morning — Tess Beasley EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Weekly Into Summer Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations in the East & West Temples! April 03, 2022

Hello friends,


Welcome to the Into Summer Open Temple: Two months of early morning meditations, April 4th through May 27th. (Night Owl sessions to be announced—stay tuned.)


Your recurring Zoom link, for your convenience:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721988521?pwd=Y0RvcHF4NlRacEJXa25yckppNGFCUT09


Meeting ID: 857 2198 8521

Passcode, should you need it: intosummer



Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 

Night Owl Schedule: stay tuned


Week: 1

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT) & West (PDT): 

April 4, Monday Morning — Tess Beasley EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

April 5, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Todd Geist PDT

April 6, Wednesday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Alison McCabe PDT

April 7, Thursday Morning — Marion Power EDT, Mystery Leader PDT

April 8, Friday Morning — Jamie Kissinger EDT, Mystery Leader PDT


Hope to see you there.


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Open Temple Reminder: SUNDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Your cushions awaits in the Open Temple tomorrow for early morning meditation. Our October Intensive culminates next Sunday with Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT, with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley. Join us.

SUNDAY October 24th Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE – Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.
WEST TEMPLE – Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: SATURDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Judy Swan EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Join us for morning meditation tomorrow in the Open Temple. Open Temple continues every day during sesshin. 

SATURDAY October 23rd Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE Judy Swan will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.

WEST TEMPLE Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Open Temple Reminder: FRIDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Judy Swan EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Join us tomorrow for meditation in the Open Temple.

FRIDAY October 22 Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE – Judy Swan will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Dongshan's Each Stitch.
EAST KOAN – Shenshan was mending clothes when Dongshan asked, “What are you doing?” 
“Mending,” said Shenshan. 
“How is it going?” asked Dongshan. 
“One stitch follows another,” said Shenshan. 
“We’ve been traveling together for twenty years and you’re still talking like that!” said Dongshan. “How can you be so clueless?” 
“How do you mend, then?” 
“With each stitch the whole earth is spewing flames,” said Dongshan.
WEST TEMPLE – Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Tomorrow's Open Temple: THURSDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Marion Power EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Join us! The Open Temple continues every day during sesshin. You can still get an Open Temple Pass to access daily meditations through October 31st. 

THURSDAY October 21 Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — Marion Power will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.
WEST TEMPLE — Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Wednesday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & PDT March 31, 2022

If you are not attending Sesshin you can still join us here all mornings through the end of the month.


Wednesday October 20 Meditations:


EAST TEMPLE —Tess Beasley will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan

EAST KOAN Mystery Koan

WEST TEMPLE —Corey Hitchcock will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with 99 Curves (MK7).

WEST KOAN — Not As They Appear: Things are not as they appear, nor are they otherwise. —Lankavatara Sutra

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.


See you there. Warmly, Corey

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Tuesday AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

During Sesshin Oct 19-24 you can continue to spend mornings with the Open Temple leaders, and on through the end of the month. 


Tuesday October 19 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE —David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Giong to Wild Places (MK73)

EAST KOAN Going to Wild Places: People go to wild places to search for their true nature. Where is your true nature?

WEST TEMPLE —Jan Brogan will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with 99 Curves (MK7).


WEST KOAN — 99 Curves: Go straight on the narrow mountain road with 99 curves.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there.

Warmly, Corey

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Monday AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

Meditations will continue on all mornings through the end of the month.

Monday October 18 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE —David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Voice of the Cuckoo (MK52)


EAST KOAN Voice of the Cuckoo: For whom do you bathe and make yourself beautiful?

The cry of the cuckoo is calling you home.

Hundreds of flowers fall, yet her voice isn’t stilled,

even deep in jumbled mountains, it’s calling clearly. —Dongshan


WEST TEMPLE —Jan Brogan will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with Temple Bell (MK1).

WEST KOAN — Temple Bell: Stop the sound of that distant temple bell.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. Warmly, Corey

Open Temple Reminder: SUNDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Martha Perrier PDT March 31, 2022

Join us for early morning meditations in the Open Temple tomorrow.

SUNDAY October 17 Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.

WEST TEMPLE Martha Perrier will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Return to Temple at 10:30am for the Sunday Meditation & Talk with John Tarrant: Taking the Position of Host, Befriending Your Own Heart and Mind – Zen and the Art of Meditation, Part 3. 

Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Open Temple Reminder for SATURDAY AM Meditations w. Holly Maiz in the East & West March 31, 2022

?Hello friends, join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple!

Last call to sign up for Fall Sesshin, a deep dive into the mysterious koans called "Miscellaneous," and get the Temple Pass FREE. Registration closes today.


SATURDAY October 16 Meditations:


EAST TEMPLE — Holly Maiz will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Save a Ghost, MK17.


EAST & WEST KOAN — Save a ghost.—PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case 17


WEST TEMPLE — Holly Maiz will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with Save a Ghost, MK17.


Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.


Warmly,


Karin


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Karin Pfluger


Pacific Zen Institute


Web Coordination & General Admin


www.pacificzen.org



Open Temple Reminder: FRIDAY AM Meditations w. Judy Swan EDT & Alison McCabe PDT March 31, 2022

Join us tomorrow for morning meditation in the Open Temple! 

Friday, October 15 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — Judy Swan will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Birthplace in Karma, MK16c.

EAST KOAN — In the world of karma, everyone has a birthplace. What is yours? —PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case 16, Gateless Gate 49, Entangling Vines 10

WEST TEMPLE — Alison McCabe will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with The Diamond Sutra, MK19.

WEST KOAN —“All the Buddhas and the Buddha’s teachings arise from this sutra.” What is this sutra? “Abiding nowhere, your heart and mind come forth.” —PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 19

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Open Temple Reminder: THURSDAY AM Meditations w. Marion Power EDT & Eduardo Fuentes PDT March 31, 2022

Join us for meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow!


Thursday, October 14 Meditations:


EAST TEMPLE — Marion Power will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Yunmen's Coin Lost in the River.


EAST KOAN —The Coin Lost in the RiverThe coin lost in the river is found in the river. —Yunmen, PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 64.


WEST TEMPLE — Eduardo Fuentes will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with Linji's Solitary Brightness.


WEST KOAN — Solitary BrightnessThere’s a solitary brightness without fixed shape or form. It knows how to listen to the teachings, it knows how to understand the teachings, it knows how to teach. That solitary brightness is you. —Linji, PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 38c.


Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


TOMORROW's Open Temple: Wednesday AM Meditations w. David Parks & EDT & Corey Hitchcock PDT March 31, 2022

Wednesday October 1?3 Meditations:


EAST TEMPLE — ?David Parks ?will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with ?The heart of One Who Asks

EAST KOAN —The Heart of the One Who Asks: Mujaku was widowed at 32. She couldn’t get over her grief and became a nun. She asked the teacher Bukko, “What is Zen?” Bukko replied, “The heart of the one who asks is Zen; you can’t get it from someone else’s words.”

WEST TEMPLE —??? ?Corey Hitchcock will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with ?Dogs at Midnight.

WEST KOAN — Dogs at Midnight: Stop the dogs barking at midnight.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. ?Join me! Looking forward to it. ?Warmly, Corey

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TOMORROW's Open Temple: Tuesday AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Eduardo Fuentes PDT March 31, 2022


Tuesday October 12 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE —David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan

EAST KOAN —The Heart of the One Who Asks: Mujaku was widowed at 32. She couldn’t get over her grief and became a nun. She asked the teacher Bukko, “What is Zen?” Bukko replied, “The heart of the one who asks is Zen; you can’t get it from someone else’s words.”

WEST TEMPLE —Eduardo Fuentes will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with Mystery Koan.

WEST KOAN — Linji's True Person: There is a true person of no rank always coming and going through the portals of your face

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. Warmly, Corey

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Monday AM Meditations w. Jan Black EDT & David Parks PDT March 31, 2022

Monday October 11 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan

EAST KOAN —Mystery Koan

WEST TEMPLE — Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with Mystery Koan.

WEST KOAN — Mystery Koan

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. Warmly, Corey

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Sunday AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Martha Perrier PDT March 31, 2022

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Sunday October 10 Open Temple Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan

EAST KOAN —Mystery Koan

WEST TEMPLE —Martha Perrier will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with Mystery Koan.

WEST KOAN — Mystery Koan


Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.


See you there. Warmly, Corey

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Saturday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Hello everyone, a reminder that you can join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple!

Get the Open Temple Pass to access daily meditations in October. Or, sign up for Fall Sesshin, and get the Temple Pass FREE.

Friday October 8 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — Tess Beasley will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan

EAST KOAN —Mystery Koan

WEST TEMPLE — Chris Gaffney will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with Mystery Koan.

WEST KOAN — Mystery Koan

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. Warmly, Corey


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Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

TOMORROW's Open Temple: Friday AM Meditations w. Judy Swan EDT & Alison McCabe PDT March 31, 2022

Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple!


Friday October 8 Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE — Judy Swan will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case #6.

EAST KOAN —Immoveable Tree: Show me an immovable tree in a high wind.

WEST TEMPLE — Alison McCabe will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case #7.

WEST KOAN — 99 Curves: Go straight on the narrow mountain road with 99 curves.


Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. Warmly, Corey

Open Temple Reminder: Thursday AM Meditations w. Marion Power EDT & Eduardo Fuentes PDT March 31, 2022

Join us tomorrow for morning meditation in the Open Temple!


EAST TEMPLE — Marion Power is holding a cushion for you in the East Temple (7-8amEDT & 4-5am PDT) with PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case #25.


EAST KOAN — War (MK25): Stop the war.


WEST TEMPLE — Eduardo Fuentes will welcome you in the West Temple (6-7amPDT & 9-10am EDT) with PZI Miscellaneous Koans Case #38a.


EAST KOAN —  Linji's Nothing I Dislike (MK38a): There is nothing I dislike.  


Feel free to attend any and all sessions, whether East or West!


With warm wishes,

Karin


Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Reminder: Wednesday Open Temple: AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Hello all, join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple!


Sign up for Fall Sesshin—your Open Temple Pass payment goes towards the sesshin fee. Join us!


Wednesday October 6 Meditations:


EAST TEMPLEDavid Parks will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT), to sit with Case #38d from the Miscellaneous Koans.


WEST TEMPLEChris Gaffney will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.


EAST KOANTake the Role of Host (MK38d): Wherever you are, just take the role of host, and that place will be a true place. —Linji


Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

With warm wishes, 

Karin


Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Tuesday Open Temple, TOMORROW: AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Hello Friends — Join us tomorrow for morning meditation in the Open Temple.


Tuesday Morning Meditations, October 5:


EAST TEMPLE – David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Case #24b from the Miscellaneous Koans.


WEST TEMPLE – Chris Gaffney will welcome you in the Western Temple, from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a Mystery Koan.


EAST KOAN:


I Ride the Water Buffalo (MK24b): As I walk, I ride the water buffalo. —Fu Dashi (Mahasattva Fu)


Come to any or all sessions, as you like, whether East or West. See you there.

With warm wishes,  

Karin

Reminder: Monday Open Temple Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us tomorrow for early morning meditation in the Open Temple! (Not too late to get an Open Temple Pass to access daily meditations in October.)


Monday Morning Meditation, October 4:

EAST TEMPLE — David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple, from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Case #66 from the Miscellaneous Koans.

WEST TEMPLE — Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a Mystery Koan.


EAST KOAN:


Storehouse of Treasures (MK66): 

The storehouse of treasures opens of itself. You may take them and use them any way you wish. —Dogen


You're invited to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

See you there. 
With warm wishes, 
Karin

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin


Open Temple Reminder: SUNDAY Early Morning Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple, tomorrow! Attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Sunday Morning Meditation, October 3:

EAST TEMPLE — Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a Mystery Koan.

WEST TEMPLE — Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a Mystery Koan.

John Tarrant's Sunday Meditation & Talk, Zen & the Art of Meditation, follows at 10:30am PDT.
(Register here for John's Talk)

See you in the temple. 

With warm wishes, 
Karin

Saturday Open Temple, TOMORROW: AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Alison McCabe PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow.

Saturday Morning Meditation, October 2:

EAST TEMPLE — Tess Beasley will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a Mystery Koan.

WEST TEMPLE — Alison McCabe will welcome you in the West Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #2 from the PZI Miscellaneous Koans.

WEST TEMPLE KOAN:

The Fire Across the River (MK2): Put out the fire across the river.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West!

See you there. 
With warm wishes, 
Karin

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Friday Reminder: October Open Temple Pass: Morning meditations begin tomorrow March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow October 1st-31st. Karin Pfluger and I will be sending you daily reminders with leaders' names and their Miscellaneous (or Mystery) Koans for the next morning.



You received your Open Temple zoom link either in your registration receipt, or in the email that went out yesterday. If you do not have it yet, please contact one of us. Karin will be on duty tomorrow through next Wednesday.


Warmest regards for a deep dive together this month. Your cushion is being held - see you in the temple!

Corey & Karin



OPENING DAY

Friday Morning Meditation, October 1st:

KOAN EAST —Judy Swan will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Shelter: 


Taking the form of Guanyin, the bodhisattva of great compassion, find shelter for the homeless one.

KOAN WEST — Chris Gaffney will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a mystery koan.


























Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Admin OPs, ?Membership & Donation Coordinator
510.524.9575

Open Temple Reminder: Saturday AM Meditations with Jesse Cardin EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow:

Saturday morning, June 5:

KOAN EAST — Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

KOAN WEST — Chris Gaffney will welcome you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) to sit with Case #78, a koan from The Blue Cliff Record. 

Sixteen Bodhisattvas Enter the Bath (BCR Case #78)
In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas. When it was time to bathe they got into the bath together. They suddenly realized the cause of water and said, “This subtle touch releases the brightness. We have become the daughters and sons of the Buddha.”

Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples—no coastal exclusivity!

See you there. 
With warm wishes, Karin

Open Temple Reminder: Sunday AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 

Morning Meditation, Sunday June 6:

KOAN EAST — Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

KOAN WEST — Chris Gaffney will welcome you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) to sit a second day with Case #78 from The Blue Cliff Record. 

Sixteen Bodhisattvas Enter the Bath (BCR Case #78)
In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas. When it was time to bathe they got into the bath together. They suddenly realized the cause of water and said, “This subtle touch releases the brightness. We have become the daughters and sons of the Buddha.”

Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

See you there. 
With warm wishes, Karin

Open Temple Reminder: Monday AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jonathan Meyers PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow!

Monday Morning Meditation, June 7:

KOAN EAST — David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Case #3 from The Blue Cliff Record.

KOAN WEST — Jonathan Meyers will welcome you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #6 from The Blue Cliff Record. 

Master Ma Is Unwell (BCR Case #3)
Great Ancestor Ma was seriously ill. The chief priest of the temple asked him, "Master, how are you feeling these days?" Master Ma said, "Sun Face Buddha, Moon Face Buddha."

Yunmen's Day of the Full Moon (BCR Case #6)
Yunmen said, “I’m not asking you about before the full moon. Come and say a word or two about after the full moon.” And he himself replied, “Every day is a good day.”

Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

See you there. 
With warm wishes, Karin

Tuesday Temple Reminder: AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Allison McCabe PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow!

(Reminder: Recurring link for the Open Temple is in your registration receipt email.)

Tuesday Morning Meditation, June 8:

KOAN EAST — David Parks will hold a cushion for you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Case #6 from The Blue Cliff Record.

KOAN WEST — Allison McCabe will welcome you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #89 from The Blue Cliff Record. 

Yunmen's Good Day (BCR #6)
Yunmen addressed the assembly and said, "I am not asking you about the days before the fifteenth of the month. What about after the fifteenth? Come and give me a word about those days." And he himself gave the answer for them, "Every day is a good day."

Yunyan Asks Daowu About Hands and Eyes (BCR #89)
Yunyan asked Daowu, “How does the bodhisattva of great compassion use all those hands and eyes?”
Daowu answered, “It’s like reaching behind you for a pillow in the middle of the night.” “I understand.” “What do you understand?” “The whole body is hands and eyes.”
“That’s very well expressed, but it only says 80%.” “What would you say, older brother?” “All through the body are hands and eyes.”

Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples!

See you there. 
With warm wishes, Karin

Open Temple Pass - Morning reminder for Wednesday morning meditations March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 
(I will be ringing you in - in the Western Temple at 6am PDT.)

Your recurring zoom link is in your emailed receipt.

Wednesday Morning Meditation, June 9:

KOAN EAST — David Parks will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with Case #11 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Huangbo Wants You to Find Today (BCR #11)

Huangbo said, “You're all chugging down the dregs. If you run around like this, where will you meet today? Haven’t you figured out that in the whole country there is not a single Chan teacher?”

A monastic stepped forward and asked, “But what about all those places where people are guiding students and leading gatherings?”

Huangbo said, “I didn’t say no Chan, only no Chan teachers.”


Huangbo said, “You're all gulping down the brewers dregs. If you keep running around like this, where will you find today? Don’t you know yet that there isn’t a single Chan teacher in the whole country?” 

A student stepped forward and asked, “But what about all those places where people are guiding students and leading communities?”

Huangbo said, “I didn’t say no Chan; it’s only a matter of no teachers.”



KOAN WEST — Corey Hitchcock will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #100 from The Blue Cliff Record

Baling's Coral Moon (BCR #100)
A student asked Baling, “What is the blown-hair sword?”
Baling said, “Each branch of coral holds up the light of the moon.”


Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
See you there. 

--

Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Open Temple Pass - Morning reminder for Thursday morning meditations March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 


Thursday Morning Meditation, June 10:


KOAN EAST — Marion Power will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.


KOAN WEST — Jonathan Meyers will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #17 from The Blue Cliff Record


Xianglin’s Why Bodhidharma Came from the West (BCR #17)


A student asked Xianglin, “Why did Bodhidharma come from the West?”
Xianglin said, “Sitting for a long time is tiring.”



Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
















See you there. 

Open Temple Reminder - Early morning meditations continue, PLUS Meditation 3 hour Intensives! JoIn one or all: 6-7am, 7-10am, 12-3pm PDT March 31, 2022

Hello fellow pilgrims. 


Tomorrow, Saturday, the temple will be open for early morning meditation and also for our Saturday Intensive. 


Join us for any or all of these offerings!


A few members of a PZI Saturday meditation group will be hosting our PZI Saturday Intensives on June 12 and 19: Jan Black, Carla Thomas, Judith Swan and Chris Gaffney. 


—Our meditation group (founded by Vertiginous Direct Encounter, aka Jan Brogan) has found that the combination of two hours of koan meditation followed by a one hour of conversation can have a potent effect. We’ve been gratefully surprised at what’s been offered us during these encounters. So we offer them to you for exploration. It is highly desirable that you commit, if possible, to the entire three hour session. The stew needs to simmer, hope to see you in the pot.  


—Chris


The Saturday Intensive is made up of two 3-hour blocks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


Each block is made up of two hours of meditation, followed by an hour of conversation. You can choose a morning block or an afternoon block, or be there for both! 


Here is the full schedule for Saturday, June 12:

Early Morning Meditation

Eastern Temple:  Jesse Cardin will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.


Western Temple:  Chris Gaffney will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #80 from The Blue Cliff Record.

 

Western Koan: CASE #80: Zhaozhou and an Infant’s Sixth Sense:


A student asked Zhaozhou, “Does a newborn baby have consciousness?”
Zhaozhou said, “Tossing a ball on rushing waters.”
The went on to ask Touzi, “What does ‘tossing a ball on rushing waters’ mean?”
Touzi said, “Moment after moment, it never stops flowing.”


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Saturday Intensive Meditation


Morning Block: 7-10am PDT (10am-1pm EDT)

Chris Gaffney will begin the Saturday Intensive in our open temple. He will sit with Blue Cliff Record Case #25:

Morning Koan:  CASE #25: The Hermit of Lotus Flower Peak Doesn’t Stay

The hermit of lotus flower peak held up her staff, saying to the group gathered around her. "When the ancestors reached here, why didn’t they decide to stay here?" Everyone was silent, so she answered herself. "Because it has no power for the Path."
Then she asked, "What does it come to in the end?" She answered her own question again, "I put my staff across my shoulders and set off without a backward glance, going straight into the endless mountains."

Afternoon Block: 12-3pm PDT (3-6pm EDT)


Carla Thomas will welcome you in the afternoon temple. She will sit with Blue CLiff Record Case #2

Afternoon Koan:  CASE #2: Zhaozhou’s Greatest Way Isn’t Difficult

Zhaozhou taught, “’The greatest way isn’t difficult if you don’t pick and choose.’ As soon as I speak, you’ll think, ‘That’s picking and choosing,’ or ‘That’s clear.’ But I don’t identify with clarity. Can you live like that?”
A student asked, “If you don’t identify with clarity, what do you live by?”
“I don’t know.”
“If you don’t know, why do you say that you don’t identify with clarity?”
“When you ask the question you already have it. Make your bow and step back.”

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See you there! The lamps will be lit....

Warmly,
Karin & Corey of PZI

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Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Open Temple Reminder: Sunday AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Sarah Bender PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow!


Early Morning Meditation, Sunday June 13:


Eastern Temple — Jesse Cardin will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple — Sarah Bender will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #57 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Koan — Case #57: Zhaozhou’s Greatest Way Isn’t Difficult

A student asked Zhaozhou, “'The greatest way is not difficult if you don’t pick and choose.’ What is not picking and choosing?”  Zhaozhou said, “‘Above the heavens, below the heavens, I am alone and honored.’" “But that’s still picking and choosing.”“Idiot! Where’s the picking and choosing?”


Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.


****

Also tomorrow —

Sunday Meditation & Talk with John Tarrant:

Return to the Digital Temple at 10:30am PDT tomorrow for John Tarrant's Sunday Meditation & Talk: The Lion with Golden Hair


Register here (pay ZERO or 10 as you can)


W?ith warm wishes, Karin ?


Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: Sunday AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Sarah Bender PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow!


Early Morning Meditation, Sunday June 13:


Eastern Temple — Jesse Cardin will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple — Sarah Bender will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #57 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Koan — Case #57: Zhaozhou’s Greatest Way Isn’t Difficult

A student asked Zhaozhou, “'The greatest way is not difficult if you don’t pick and choose.’ What is not picking and choosing?”  Zhaozhou said, “‘Above the heavens, below the heavens, I am alone and honored.’" “But that’s still picking and choosing.”“Idiot! Where’s the picking and choosing?”


Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.


****

Also tomorrow —

Sunday Meditation & Talk with John Tarrant:

Return to the Digital Temple at 10:30am PDT tomorrow for John Tarrant's Sunday Meditation & Talk: The Lion with Golden Hair


Register here (pay ZERO or 10 as you can)


W?ith warm wishes, Karin ?


Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: Monday AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow.


Early Morning Meditation, Monday June 14

Eastern Temple — David Parks will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with Case #55 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Eastern Koan — Case #55: Daowu and Jianyuan Offer Condolences 

One day Daowu, accompanied by his disciple Jianyuan went to visit a family in which a funeral was to take place, in order to express sympathy. Jianyuan touched the coffin and said, "Tell me, please, is this life or is this death?" Daowu said, "I don't say life; I don't say death." Jianyuan said, "Why don't you tell me?" Daowu said, "I won't say, I won't say."


Western Temple — Jan Black will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #1 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Koan — Case #1: Bodhidharma's Vast Emptiness 
Emperor Wu asked the great teacher Bodhidharma, “What is the first principle of the holy teaching?” Bodhidharma said, “Vast emptiness, nothing holy.” “Who are you, standing here in front of me?” asked the emperor. “I don’t know,” said Bodhidharma. The emperor didn’t understand.


You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

With warm wishes, Karin 


Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Tuesday Open Temple Reminder: AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow.


Early Morning Meditation, Tuesday June 15


Eastern Temple — David Parks will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with Case #62 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Eastern Koan — Case #62: Yunmen's One Treasure
Yunmen, instructing the assembly, said, “Inside heaven and earth, in the center of the cosmos, there is one treasure, hidden in the body. It picks up the lantern and walks into the meditation hall; it brings the temple gate and puts it on top of the lantern.”

Western Temple — Jan Black will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #67 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Koan — Case #67: Emperor Wu Requests Explanation of a Sutra
Emperor Wu asked Mahasattva Fu to explain the Diamond Sutra. The Mahasattva then went up to the teaching seat. He shook the lectern once and immediately came down. The Emperor was startled. Duke Zhi asked, "Your Majesty, do you understand?" "No, I don't." "Mahasattva Fu has finished explaining the sutra."

You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

With warm wishes, Karin 


Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin
www.pacificzen.org

Reminder: Wednesday June 16 OPEN TEMPLE with David Parks (EDT) & Corey Hitchcock (PDT) March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 







WEDNESDAY Morning Meditation, June 16:





KOAN EAST — David Parks will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with case #52 from The Blue Cliff Record.


Zhaozhou's Stone Bridge (Case #52): A monastic said to Zhaozhou, "The stone bridge of Zhaozhou is widely renowned, but coming here I find only a set of stepping stones."

Zhaozhou said, "You see only the stepping stones and do not see the stone bridge."

The monastic said, "What is the stone bridge?"










Zhaozhou said, "It lets donkeys cross over and horses cross over."





KOAN WEST —Corey Hitchcock will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #14 from The Blue Cliff Record. 







Yunmen's Say Something in Response (Case #14): A student asked Yunmen, “What is the teaching that lasts a lifetime?” Yunmen said, “Say something in response.”





See you there!


--

Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Reminder: Thursday Morning in the Open Temple with Marion Power (EDT) & Jan Black (PDT March 31, 2022

Hi everyone - A reminder to use your Open Temple Pass to join us. The zoom link is in your receipt.



Thursday Morning Meditation, June 17:


KOAN EAST — Marion Power will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.


KOAN WEST — Jan Black will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #49 from The Blue Cliff Record. 


Sansheng's Golden Fish (BCR #49)

Sansheng asked Xuefeng, “I‘m the golden carp who has passed through the net, but I wonder what to eat now.”

Xuefeng said, “I’ll wait for you to come out of the net, and then I’ll tell you.”

“A spiritual friend to fifteen hundred people and you still can’t hold a koan conversation!” 

“Well, I’m old, and as head of the temple I have a lot on my mind.”



Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

See you there.  Warmly, Corey


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Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Friday Reminder: Morning meditations with Tess Beasley (EDT) & David Longerbeam (PDT) March 31, 2022

Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 





Friday is the last day to register for Summer Sesshin. (Scholarship options for members contact Jan Black to discuss: [email protected])





Friday Morning Meditation, June 18:





KOAN EAST — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.





KOAN WEST — David longerbeam will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #45 from The Blue Cliff Record. 





Zhaozhou’s Cloth Robe:

The ten thousand dharmas come to one.

Where does the one come to?






Feel free to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.


See you there. 


--

Corey Hitchcock
Pacific Zen Institute
?Interpreter of the Wild?

Open Temple Reminder: Early Morning Meditation PLUS Saturday Intensive TOMORROW March 31, 2022

Hello fellow pilgrims. 


The Temple will be open tomorrow for early morning meditation and also for our final Saturday Intensive. 


Join us for any or all of these offerings!


A few members of a PZI meditation group will be hosting the Saturday Intensive on June 19th: Judith Swan and Chris Gaffney. 


—Our group has found that the combination of two hours of koan meditation followed by one hour of conversation can have a potent effect—we’ve been gratefully surprised at what’s been offered us during these encounters. So we're offering this to you on Saturday. It is highly desirable that you commit, if possible, to the entire three-hour session. The stew needs to simmer, hope to see you in the pot.  

—Chris


The Saturday Intensive is made up of two 3-hour blocks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


Each block is made up of two hours of meditation, followed by an hour of conversation. You can choose a morning block or an afternoon block, or be there for both! 


Here is the full schedule for Saturday, June 19th:

Early Morning Meditation

Eastern Temple: Jesse Cardin will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple: Alison McCabe will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #83 from The Blue Cliff Record.


Western Koan: Case #83 - Yunmen’s Ancient Buddhas and the Pillar

Yunmen, teaching the community, said, “The ancient buddhas and the pillar merge. What level of mental activity is this?”Yunmen then answered himself, “On South Mountain clouds gather, on North Mountain rain falls."


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Saturday Intensive


Morning Block: 7-10am PDT (10am-1pm EDT)
Chris Gaffney will begin the Saturday Intensive in our open temple. He will sit with Blue Cliff Record Case #80:

Morning Koan: Case #80 - Zhaozhou and an Infant’s Sixth Sense
A student asked Zhaozhou, “Does a newborn baby have consciousness?”
Zhaozhou said, “Tossing a ball on rushing waters.” They went on to ask Touzi, “What does ‘tossing a ball on rushing waters’ mean?” Touzi said, “Moment after moment, it never stops flowing.”

Afternoon Block: 12-3pm PDT (3-6pm EDT)

Judith Swan will welcome you in the afternoon temple. She will sit with Blue Cliff Record Case #74:


Afternoon Koan: Case #74 - Jinnui and the Rice Pail
At each meal, Master Jinniu himself would bring the rice bucket to the front of the Zen hall, dance there and laugh loudly, saying, "Dear Bodhisattvas, come and eat rice!" 
(Xuedou said, "Although he behaved that way, he was not being kind.")
A monk asked Changqing, "An ancient worthy said, 'Dear Bodhisattvas, come and eat rice.' What does it mean?" Changquing said, "That is exactly like praising and giving thanks to the rice.”

****

See you there! The lamps will be lit...
Warmly,
Karin & Corey of PZI

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: Early Morning Meditation PLUS Saturday Intensive TOMORROW March 31, 2022

Hello fellow pilgrims. 


The Temple will be open tomorrow for early morning meditation and also for our final Saturday Intensive. 


Join us for any or all of these offerings!


A few members of a PZI meditation group will be hosting the Saturday Intensive on June 19th: Judith Swan and Chris Gaffney. 


—Our group has found that the combination of two hours of koan meditation followed by one hour of conversation can have a potent effect—we’ve been gratefully surprised at what’s been offered us during these encounters. So we're offering this to you on Saturday. It is highly desirable that you commit, if possible, to the entire three-hour session. The stew needs to simmer, hope to see you in the pot.  

—Chris


The Saturday Intensive is made up of two 3-hour blocks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


Each block is made up of two hours of meditation, followed by an hour of conversation. You can choose a morning block or an afternoon block, or be there for both! 


Here is the full schedule for Saturday, June 19th:

Early Morning Meditation

Eastern Temple: Jesse Cardin will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) to sit with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple: Alison McCabe will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #83 from The Blue Cliff Record.


Western Koan: Case #83 - Yunmen’s Ancient Buddhas and the Pillar

Yunmen, teaching the community, said, “The ancient buddhas and the pillar merge. What level of mental activity is this?”Yunmen then answered himself, “On South Mountain clouds gather, on North Mountain rain falls."


****

Saturday Intensive


Morning Block: 7-10am PDT (10am-1pm EDT)
Chris Gaffney will begin the Saturday Intensive in our open temple. He will sit with Blue Cliff Record Case #80:

Morning Koan: Case #80 - Zhaozhou and an Infant’s Sixth Sense
A student asked Zhaozhou, “Does a newborn baby have consciousness?”
Zhaozhou said, “Tossing a ball on rushing waters.” They went on to ask Touzi, “What does ‘tossing a ball on rushing waters’ mean?” Touzi said, “Moment after moment, it never stops flowing.”

Afternoon Block: 12-3pm PDT (3-6pm EDT)

Judith Swan will welcome you in the afternoon temple. She will sit with Blue Cliff Record Case #74:


Afternoon Koan: Case #74 - Jinnui and the Rice Pail
At each meal, Master Jinniu himself would bring the rice bucket to the front of the Zen hall, dance there and laugh loudly, saying, "Dear Bodhisattvas, come and eat rice!" 
(Xuedou said, "Although he behaved that way, he was not being kind.")
A monk asked Changqing, "An ancient worthy said, 'Dear Bodhisattvas, come and eat rice.' What does it mean?" Changquing said, "That is exactly like praising and giving thanks to the rice.”

****

See you there! The lamps will be lit...
Warmly,
Karin & Corey of PZI

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: EARLY AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Sarah Bender PDT March 31, 2022

Dear friends — Join us for early morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow. 


Early Morning Meditation, Sunday June 20


Eastern Temple — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.


Western Temple — Sarah Bender will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.


You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.

With warm wishes, 

Karin 


Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

[email protected]

Open Temple Reminder: Monday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Chris Gaffney PDT March 31, 2022

Dear friends — Join us tomorrow for early morning meditation in the Open Temple.

Early Morning Meditation, Monday June 21:

Eastern Temple — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.
Western Temple — Chris Gaffney will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #86 from The Blue Cliff Record.
Western Koan — Case #86: Yunmen Has a Light
Yunmen taught, “Everybody has a light inside. When you’re looking for it, you can’t see; it’s dark, dark, hidden. What is this light that everybody has?” He himself answered, “The kitchen pantry, the entrance gate.” Then he said, “It’s better to have nothing than something good.”

You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
With warm wishes, 
Karin 

Open Temple Reminder: Tuesday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

Dear friends — Join us tomorrow for early morning meditation in the Open Temple.

Early Morning Meditation, Tuesday June 22

Eastern Temple — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple — Jan Brogan will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with the second part of Case #1 from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Koan — Case #1B: Emperor Wu Questions Bodhidharma
Bodhidharma crossed the Yangtze River and went to the Kingdom of Wei. The emperor raised this matter with his advisor, Duke Zhi. The advisor asked, “Your Majesty, do you know who that Indian sage was?” “No, I don’t,” said the emperor. “That was Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, carrying the seal of the Buddha's heart and mind.” The emperor felt a sudden regret and said, "Send a messenger to call him back." Duke Zhi said, “Your Majesty, even if everyone in the kingdom went after him, he wouldn’t return.”

You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
With warm wishes, 
Karin 


NEW LINK 6/23-6/30 - Open Temple Pass SESSHIN WEEK Reminder March 31, 2022

Dear friends — PZI is in Summer Sesshin. And early morning meditation continues in the Open Temple. This email is the only Open Temple Reminder for the upcoming Sesshin Week, June 23 - 27. 


Be sure to KEEP this email for reference!


Temple Pass holders: If you are not joining sesshin, be sure to use this NEW LINK 


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83056199163?pwd=WGoxN1BOSUU3SHRpSkZqQjg0L21SQT09

starting Wednesday morning, June 23, and onwards throughout the rest of June.



Early Morning Meditation Schedule, Wednesday June 23 - Sunday June 27


Eastern Temple — A practice leader will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT):

  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Tess Beasley
  • Thursday, June 24 -- Judy Swan
  • Friday, June 25 -- Tess Beasley
  • Saturday, June 26 -- Judy Swan
  • Sunday, June 27 -- Tess Beasley


Western Temple — A practice leader will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT).

  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Tess Beasley
  • Thursday, June 24 -- Jan Black
  • Friday, June 25 -- Tess Beasley
  • Saturday, June 26 -- Jan Black
  • Sunday, June 27 -- Tess Beasley


Koans — Practice leaders will offer koans every morning, from the magnificent Blue Cliff Record.  


You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples. Enjoy your morning meditations. 


With warmest regards,

Corey & Karin


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Open Temple Reminder: Monday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

Dear bodhisattvas — join us tomorrow for early morning meditation in the Open Temple. 

Some of you have been in the Open Temple this past week, others in Summer Sesshin; it will be good to sit all together again for these last days of June!

Early Morning Meditation, Monday June 28

Eastern Temple — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Western Temple — Jan Brogan will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
With warm wishes, 
Karin 

UPDATE: EXPANDED 3-Hour Open Temple, Early Mornings Monday - Wednesday March 31, 2022

UPDATE!

Dear fellow travelers, enjoy expanded hours in the Open Temple these last days of June!

The Open Temple will be in session for three hours each morning, June 28 - 30, with an array of practice leaders throughout. Join us for any or all sessions while the temple is open from 4-7am PDT (7-10am EDT.) Here's our expanded schedule for tomorrow:

Early Morning Meditation, Monday June 28:

Open Temple Hour 1:  4-5am PDT  (7-8am EDT)  — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple with a mystery koan.

Open Temple Hour 2:  5-6am PDT  (8-9am EDT)  — Chris Gaffney and Jan Black will welcome you in the Western Temple with a mystery koan.

Open Temple Hour 3:  6-7am PDT  (9-10am EDT)  — Jan Brogan will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT with a mystery koan.

All mystery koans continue to be offered from The Blue Cliff Record. Hope to see you there.

With warm wishes, 
Karin 

Tuesday Open Temple: Expanded hours tomorrow June 29, 4-7am PDT (& 7-10am EDT) March 31, 2022

Hello bodhisattvas, join us for expanded hours in the Open Temple tomorrow!

Your link for the rest of June:


The Temple will be open for three hours with an array of practice leaders and koans, from 4-7am PDT (& 7-10am EDT.) Join us for any or all sessions:

Early Morning Meditation, Tuesday June 29:

Open Temple Hour 1:  4-5am PDT  (7-8am EDT)  — Judy Swan will welcome you in the Eastern Temple with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Open Temple Hour 2:  5-6am PDT  (8-9am EDT)  — Chris Gaffney and Jan Black will welcome you in the "bridge" Western Temple with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.

Open Temple Hour 3:  6-7am PDT  (9-10am EDT)  — Alison McCabe will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT with BCR Case #86, Yunmen Has a Light.

Hope to see you there!
With warm wishes, 
Karin 

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Wednesday Open Temple: FINAL DAY June 30th, Expanded Hours 4-7am PDT (& 7-10am EDT) March 31, 2022

Dear friends, join us for early morning meditation in our final Open Temple tomorrow! This has been PZI's first ever online open temple, made possible by many hearts and minds, including you. 

Enter the Temple here:


The Temple will be open for three hours with an abundance of practice leaders and koans from The Blue Cliff Record, from 4-7am PDT (& 7-10am EDT.) Join us for any or all sessions:

Early Morning Meditation, Final Day, Wednesday June 30:

Open Temple Hour 1:  4-5am PDT  (7-8am EDT)  — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple with a mystery koan.

Open Temple Hour 2:  5-6am PDT  (8-9am EDT)  — Chris Gaffney and Jan Black will welcome you in the "bridge" Western Temple with a mystery koan.

Open Temple Hour 3:  6-7am PDT  (9-10am EDT)  — Corey Hitchcock will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT with a mystery koan.

Let's gather in the Open Temple tomorrow on the last day of our June Intensive!
With warm wishes, 
Karin

Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Corrected link for Open Temple March 31, 2022

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83500842746?pwd=b1YxU25YVWJUVWc2NDN1QXg3bGtRQT09#success

This is the correct link for Open Temple so sorry not sure why the other iteration did not work. Let me know this does for you! Corey

Weekly Open Temple Reminder: Daily AM Meditations in the East & West Temples! March 31, 2022

Hello Friends,


Your cushion awaits....join us for early morning meditation! Practice leaders will be in the temple for two 1-hour sessions every day, in Temples East and West, through February 11th.



Your Recurring Zoom Link for Daily Temple Access:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83500842746?pwd=b1YxU25YVWJUVWc2NDN1QXg3bGtRQT09



Problems with temple access? Contact Corey Hitchcock at [email protected]



Here's the Daily Temple Schedule:


East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 


—BREAK for breakfast—


West Temple:  6:30-7:30 am PST (9:30-10:30 am EST) 


Click here to see this week's schedule of leaders and koans.



You may attend as often as you wish, for any or all sessions, whether East or West!


Hope to see you there...


Warmly,


Karin


-- 


Karin Pfluger


Pacific Zen Institute


Web Coordination & General Admin


Winter Open Temple START TIME UPDATE for West Temple Meditations March 31, 2022

Hello friends, get ready for an earlier start in the West Temple NEXT WEEK:

Beginning Monday, January 17th, Session 2 in the West Temple will meet 1/2 hour earlier, from 6:00-7:00 am PST (and 9:00-10:00 am EST).

*Please note that the current 6:30 PST/9:30 EST start time will continue through Sunday, January 16th.*

ALSO, a reminder that if you register, your Winter Open Temple fee will be applied towards your Winter Sesshin registration

Hope to see you there.

Warmly,
Karin
-- 
Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations in the East & West Temples! March 31, 2022

Hello friends, join us for morning meditations in the Open Temple... 


Reminder of new time: Session 2 in the West Temple now meets 1/2 hour earlier, from 6-7:00 am PST (and 9-10:00 am EST.)


Daily Temple Schedule:


Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 


—BREAK for breakfast—


Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST) 


Attend as often as you wish, for any or all sessions, whether East or West!


Open Temple practice leaders for Week 2:


Sessions 1 & 2: 


January 17, Monday — Judy Swan, Alison McCabe


January 18, Tuesday — Tyson Davis, Karin Pfluger


January 19, Wednesday — Marion Power, Jan Brogan


January 20, Thursday — Roddy Wares, Jan Black & Chris Gaffney


January 21, Friday — Holly Maiz, Corey Hitchcock


January 22, Saturday — Holly Maiz, Jan Black & Chris Gaffney


January 23, Sunday — Tess Beasley, Todd Geist


Winter Open Temple access is FREE with Winter Sesshin registration.


(Contact [email protected] to request a credit towards the Sesshin fee.)


Warmly,


Karin


-- 


Karin Pfluger


Pacific Zen Institute


Web Coordination & General Admin


www.pacificzen.org

weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Meditations plus NEW NIGHT OWL Session! March 31, 2022

Hello friends, there's now a cushion for you Night Owls in the Open Temple...

We've added a new session opening this Monday, January 24th, for you night owls in the Open Temple! It will be hosted by Jordan McConnell at 10:30 pm PST on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights (12:30 am CST on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.) Use your same Open Temple link for access. 

Your recurring Open Temple link (has not changed) for all sessions: 

Daily Morning Schedule:
Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 
—BREAK for breakfast—
Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST)

Plus the New Night Owl Schedule:
Night Owl Sessions: M-W-F 10:30 – 11:30 pm PST 
(Tu-Th-Sat 12:30 am - 1:30 am CST & Tu-Th-Sat 1:30 - 2:30 am EST)

You may attend as often as you wish, for any or all sessions, whether East or West, or Night!

Open Temple practice leaders for Week 3:
Sessions 1 & 2
January 24, Monday — Judy Swan, Jan Brogan
January 25, Tuesday — Jamie Kissinger, Jan Black & Chris Gaffney
January 26, Wednesday — Marion Power, Alison McCabe
January 27, Thursday — Roddy Wares, Karin Pfluger
January 28, Friday — Holly Maiz, Corey Hitchcock
January 29, Saturday — Mystery Leader, Todd Geist
January 30, Sunday — Marion Power, Todd Geist

Night Owl Sessions:
January 24 (25), Monday (Tuesday) — Jordan McConnell
January 26 (27), Wednesday (Thursday) — Jordan McConnell
January 28 (29), Friday (Saturday) —Jordan McConnell

Hope to see you there!

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Morning Meditations (Night Owl on Break) March 31, 2022

Hello friends,

Early morning meditations in Open Temples East and West continue throughout Winter Sesshin and beyond, through February 11th. Night Owl Sessions are on break this week and will return February 7th. 

Please continue to use your recurring Open Temple Zoom link throughout sesshin. 
Here it is again, for your convenience:

Daily Morning Schedule:
Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 
—BREAK for breakfast—
Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST)

No Night Owl next week. Night Owl returns February 7th.

Open Temple morning practice leaders for Week 4, our Sesshin Week:
Sessions 1 & 2
January 31, Monday — Judy Swan, Jan Brogan
February 1, Tuesday — Tyson DavisAlison McCabe
February 2, Wednesday — Jamie KissingerJan Black
February 3, Thursday — Judy SwanJan Black
February 4, Friday — Tyson DavisMichelle Riddle
February 5, Saturday — Jamie Kissinger, Jan Black
February 6, Sunday — Tess BeasleyJan Black

We'd love to see you there!

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Final Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Daily Morning Meditations (+ Night Owl Is Back!) March 31, 2022

Hello Open Temple friends,

It's our final week of early morning meditations, in Temples East and West, through Friday, February 11th. Plus: Jordan's Night Owl Sessions return Monday, February 7th!

We're holding a cushion for you in the Temple...


Daily Morning Schedule:
Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 
—BREAK for breakfast—
Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST)

Night Owl Schedule:
Night Owl Sessions: M-W-F 10:30 – 11:30 pm PST 
(Tu-Th-Sat 12:30 am - 1:30 am CST & Tu-Th-Sat 1:30 - 2:30 am EST)

As always, join any or all sessions, whether East or West or Night!

Open Temple morning practice leaders for Week 5
Sessions 1 & 2: 
February 7, Monday — Judy Swan, Jan Brogan
February 8, Tuesday — Tyson Davis, Jan Black & Chris Gaffney
February 9, Wednesday — Marion Power, Corey Hitchcock
February 10, Thursday — Holly Maiz, Alison McCabe
February 11, Friday — Tyson Davis, Holly Maiz

Night Owl Sessions:
February 7 (8), Monday (Tuesday) — Jordan McConnell
February 9 (10), Wednesday (Thursday) — Jordan McConnell
February 11 (12), Friday (Saturday) —Jordan McConnell

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Final Open Temple Reminder & Schedule: Meditations in the East, West & Night Temples! March 31, 2022

Hello Open Temple friends,


It's our final week of Spring Open Temple! 

Join us for weekday morning meditations and Night Owl sessions.


Your recurring Temple Link, for your convenience:

pw: blossoms
meeting ID: 847 4020 3309


Weekday Morning Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (or 4-5:00 am PDT) 

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (or 9-10:00 am EDT) 


Night Owl Schedule:

Night Owl Session: Mon/Wed Night Temple:  10:30-11:30 pm PDT  

(or Tu/Thu 12:30-1:30 am CDT) 


Our Final Week:

Sessions 1 & 2, East (EDT) & West (PDT): 

March 28, Monday Morning — Jamie Kissinger EDT, Todd Geist PDT

March 29, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan EDT, Karin Pfluger PDT

March 30, Wednesday Morning — Roddy Wares EDT, Alison McCabe PDT

March 31, Thursday Morning — Marion Power EDT,  Jan Black PDT

April 1, Friday Morning — Holly Maiz EDT, Jan Brogan PDT

Night Owl Sessions: 

March 28, Monday PDT Night Owl — Jordan McConnell (Tuesday CDT)

March 30, Wednesday PDT Night Owl – Jordan McConnell (Thursday CDT)


Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. 

Your cushion awaits...


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Weekly Open Temple UPDATE: Night Owl Sessions begin on Monday! March 31, 2022

Open Temple update for all you night owls....

Jordan McConnell returns to host Mondays & Wednesdays in the Night Temple, beginning March 21st!

Night Schedule:
Night Owl Session: Mon/Wed Night Temple:  10:30-11:30 pm PDT  
(or Tu/Thu 12:30-1:30 am CDT) 

Here's the updated schedule for Week 4:
Sessions 1 & 2, East & West: 
March 21, Monday Morning — David Parks, Jan Brogan
March 22, Tuesday Morning — Judy Swan, Karin Pfluger
March 23, Wednesday Morning — Tyson Davis, Todd Geist
March 24, Thursday Morning — Marion Power,  Corey Hitchcock 
March 25, Friday Morning — Holly Maiz, Chris Gaffney
Night Owl Sessions: 
March 21, Monday PDT Night Owl — Jordan McConnell (Tuesday CDT)
March 23, Wednesday PDT Night Owl – Jordan McConnell (Thursday CDT)

Hope to see you in the temple,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder: Week 4 of AM Meditations in the East & West Temples March 31, 2022

Join us for Week Four of our 5-Week Spring Open Temple!

Your recurring Zoom link:
password, should you need it: blossoms

Access two 1-hour koan meditations Monday through Friday in Temples East and West through April 1st. Attend when you like, for any or all sessions, whether East or West. 

Temple Schedule:
M-F Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (4-5:00 am PDT) 
—BREAK for breakfast—
M-F Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (9-10:00 am EDT) 

Temple Leaders for Week 4
Sessions 1 & 2, East & West: 
March 21, Monday — David Parks, Jan Brogan
March 22, Tuesday — Judy Swan, Karin Pfluger
March 23, Wednesday — Tyson Davis, Todd Geist
March 24, Thursday — Marion Power,  Corey Hitchcock 
March 25, Friday — Holly Maiz, Chris Gaffney

Online schedule page here, for your convenience.

Hope to see you there...your cushion awaits!

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder: Week 3 of AM Meditations in the East & West Temples March 31, 2022

Hello friends,

Join us starting Monday, March 14, for Week Three in the Spring Open Temple! We'll have two 1-hour sessions Monday-Friday in Temples East and West every week through April 1st. 


Your Recurring Zoom Link:


Weekday Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EDT  (4-5:00 am PDT) 

—BREAK for breakfast—

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PDT (9-10:00 am EDT) 

—M-W-F Night Owl Sessions: stay tuned...


Link to the Online Schedule


Open Temple Practice Leaders for Week 3:

Sessions 1 & 2, East & West: 

March 14, Monday — Jamie Kissinger, Jan Brogan

March 15, Tuesday — Judy Swan, Karin Pfluger

March 16, Wednesday — Tyson Davis, Alison McCabe

March 17, Thursday — Marion Power, Chris Gaffney

March 18, Friday — Tess Beasley, Corey Hitchcock


Attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day! 

Your cushion awaits.


Warmly,

Karin

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Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org


Weekly Open Temple Reminder: Weekday AM Meditations in the East & West Temples! March 31, 2022

Hello friends, join us on Monday, March 7th, for Week Two of our Spring Open Temple!

Your recurring Zoom link for all sessions:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84740203309?pwd=dFovZXBYN2c5dG4vMy9jOGVzbmtJdz09

Should you need it, password is: blossoms


Weekday Temple Schedule:
Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 
—BREAK for breakfast—
Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST) 
—M-W-F Night Owl Sessions: stay tuned

Attend as often as you like, for any or all sessions, East or West.

Open Temple Practice Leaders for Week 2:
Sessions 1 & 2, East & West: 
March 7, Monday — David Parks, Jan Brogan
March 8, Tuesday — Holly Maiz, Karin Pfluger
March 9, Wednesday — Roddy Wares, Alison McCabe
March 10, Thursday — Marion Power, Michelle Riddle
March 11, Friday — Mystery Leader, Chris Gaffney

Here is a link to the website schedule, for your convenience.

Your cushion awaits...

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Weekly Open Temple Reminder: Weekday AM Meditations in the East & West Temples! March 31, 2022

Hello friends, here is your first weekly reminder for our Spring Open Temple!


Your recurring Zoom link for ALL sessions:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84740203309?pwd=dFovZXBYN2c5dG4vMy9jOGVzbmtJdz09

Should you need it, password is: blossoms


Any problems, or questions about Zoom link access, contact Corey Hitchcock: [email protected]


Our Weekday Temple Schedule:

Session 1: East Temple:  7-8:00 am EST  (4-5:00 am PST) 

—BREAK for breakfast—

Session 2: West Temple:  6-7:00 am PST (9-10:00 am EST) 

—M-W-F Night Owl Sessions: stay tuned


Open Temple Practice Leaders for Week 1:

Sessions 1 & 2, East & West

February 28, Monday — Jamie Kissinger, Jan Brogan

March 1, Tuesday — Judy Swan, Chris Gaffney

March 2, Wednesday — Tyson Davis, Jan Black

March 3, Thursday — Judy Swan, Jan Brogan

March 4, Friday — Holly Maiz, Corey Hitchcock


As always, attend as often as you like, for any or all sessions, whether East or West. Practice leaders bring koans and poems every day. We'd love to see you there!


Warmly,

Karin

-- 

Karin Pfluger

Pacific Zen Institute

Web Coordination & General Admin

www.pacificzen.org

Open Temple Reminder: SUNDAY EARLY AM Meditations w. Jesse Cardin EDT & Jan Black PDT March 31, 2022

It's our final morning in the Open Temple tomorrow! Join us, your cushion awaits...

SUNDAY, October 31st: Early Morning Meditations

EAST TEMPLE – Jesse Cardin will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.
WEST TEMPLE – Jan Black will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Last call for the 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley: Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT.

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: SATURDAY AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

Hello friends, the end of October Open Temple draws near. Join us for meditation tomorrow morning!

SATURDAY, October 30th: Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE – Tess Beasley will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.
WEST TEMPLE – Jan Brogan will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Join us on Sunday for a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley: Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT. Scholarships are available if you are in need, don't hesitate to ask [email protected].

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: FRIDAY AM Meditations w. Judy Swan EDT & Alison McCabe PDT March 31, 2022

Join us tomorrow for morning meditation!

FRIDAY, October 29th: Early Morning Meditations

EAST TEMPLE – Judy Swan will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Caoshan's Fingers.
EAST KOAN: Someone asked, “The ancestors said that everyone has it, but I’m covered with the dust of the world and don’t know whether I do or not.” And Caoshan said, “Show me your hand.” Then he pointed to the questioner’s fingers: “One, two, three, four, five. Enough!”
WEST TEMPLE – Alison McCabe will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

And, join us this Sunday for a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley: Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT.

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin


Open Temple Reminder: THURSDAY AM Meditations w. Marion Power EDT & Eduardo Fuentes PDT March 31, 2022

Hello friends, meditate with us in the Open Temple tomorrow!

THURSDAY, October 28th: Early Morning Meditations

EAST TEMPLE – Marion Power will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with According with the Way.
EAST KOAN: The heart-mind turns in accord with the ten thousand things. The pivot on which it turns is very deep.
WEST TEMPLE – Eduardo Fuentes will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with Linji's Take the Role of Host:
WEST KOAN: Wherever you are, just take the role of host, and that place will be a true place. – Pacific Zen Miscellaneous Koans, 38d

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Join us on Halloween Sunday for a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley: Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT.

Warmly,
Karin
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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder for WEDNESDAY AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Corey Hitchcock PDT March 31, 2022

Your cushion awaits... 

Meditate in the Open Temple tomorrow!

WEDNESDAY, October 27th: Early Morning Meditations

EAST TEMPLE – Tess Beasley will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with The Egg.
EAST KOAN: 
When Qiyuan Xinggang had a profound opening, her teacher asked, “What was it like when you were gestating the spiritual embryo?”
She replied, “It solidified, deep and solitary.”
“When you gave birth, what was that like?”
“Being stripped completely bare.”
“What about when you met the Ancestor?”
“I met the Ancestor face to face." 
—Pacific Zen Miscellaneous Koans, Case 53
WEST TEMPLE – Corey Hitchcock will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with Clouds Boil Rice.
WEST KOAN: 
On the mountain, clouds boil rice.  —Pacific Zen Miscellaneous Koans, Case 29a
(This is Dongshan’s quote from Transmission of the Lamp, in his commentary on Blue Cliff Record Case 96. The mountain refers to sacred Mount Wutai, dedicated to Manjushri.) 

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Join us on Halloween Sunday for a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley: Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: TUESDAY AM Meditations w. Eduardo Fuentes in the East & West March 31, 2022

Your Open Temple cushion awaits... 

Morning meditation continue every day this week through the 31st. 

*The PZI Practice Intensive closes October 31st with Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT, a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley. Join us.

TUESDAY, October 26th: Early Morning Meditations

EAST TEMPLE – Eduardo Fuentes will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with Linji's Nothing To Do.
EAST KOAN: I’m just a person with nothing to do. —from The Record of Linji
WEST TEMPLE – Eduardo Fuentes will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with Linji's What Is It You Lack?
WEST KOAN: In your life right now, what is it you lack, what is it that practice must mend? —Pacific Zen Miscellaneous Koans, Case 38e

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin

Open Temple Reminder: MONDAY AM Meditations w. Chris Gaffney EDT & Jan Brogan PDT March 31, 2022

Hello friends, two daily periods of morning meditation continue through the 31st. And, our Practice Intensive closes October 31st with Calling In the Ancestors, 10-4 PDT, a 1-Day Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley. Join us.

MONDAY October 25th Early Morning Meditations:

EAST TEMPLE – Chris Gaffney will hold a cushion for you in the East Temple, from 7-8 am EDT (or 4-5 am PDT), to sit with a Mystery Koan.
WEST TEMPLE – Jan Brogan will welcome you in the West Temple, from 6-7 am PDT (or 9-10 am EDT), with a Mystery Koan.

Feel free to attend any or all sessions, whether East or West.

Warmly,
Karin

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Karin Pfluger
Pacific Zen Institute
Web Coordination & General Admin