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THIS WEEK REGULAR RMC SITTINGS
WEDNESDAY Jan. 18th, 7 - 9pm, Sounds of the Self with Illana Berger
"Who is hearing that sound?” Bassui Zenji
PZI will be holding our Winter Meditation Retreat this week and they are exploring identity.
Tonight we will meditate with them and dive into the meditative & psychic field with them in exploring “Who Am I?” We live in an ocean of sound to the extent that the sounds we hear at night actually shape our dreaming - both our night dreaming and our day dreaming.
Tonight let’s listen fully to the sound of the bell as it rings, the sound of our individual and collective breath, our feet upon the carpet, our clothes as they brush against the cushions of our skin. All these sounds are unbounded and toll the death, the end of the separated, limited self. Who is that?
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Pacific Zen Institute presents an exclusive DVD offer Scenes from an extraordinary retreat with two Zen masters, and a chance to support our ongoing work.
In Autumn 2012, Zen koan masters John Tarrant and Joan Sutherland came together to converse about The Blue Cliff Record, the first great collection of koans, now almost 1,000 years old. It’s a text filled with stories that change you.We are thrilled to be able to offer this DVD record of the event—a chance to witness their collaboration in a set of live conversations about Zen, koans, and enlightenment.
PZI 's Long Winter Retreat - WAITING LIST
Who Am I? Am I the Wind & the Stars? with John Tarrant & friends
January 16 – 22, 2017 Santa Sabina, San Rafael, CA
Who am I? is the most basic question, the original koan. It touches the heart of what we wonder about, since everything we know comes down to our senses, thoughts, and feelings.
This meditation retreat is a time to take a deep dive into silence and stillness and wonder.
We will make discoveries, old beliefs and sufferings will shift. Come and join us.
– John Tarrant
SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST FOR PARTICIPATION
SUNDAY, Jan. 22nd 9:30am - 12pm,
I'm Not Saying! with Jamie Kissinger
Daowu and Jianyuan went to a house to offer condolences.
Jianyuan struck the coffin with his hand and asked, “Alive or dead?”
Daowu said, “I’m not saying alive, I’m not saying dead.”
Jianyuan asked, “Why not?”
Daowu said, “I’m not saying! I’m not saying!”
On the way home, Jianyuan said, “Say something right now, Teacher. If you don’t, I’m going to hit you.”
Daowu said, “You can hit me, but even if you hit me, I’m not saying.”
Jianyuan hit him.
After Daowu passed away, Jianyuan went to Shishuang and told him this story. Shishuang said, “I’m not saying alive, I’m not saying dead.”
Jianyuan asked, “Why not?”
Shishuang said, “I’m not saying! I’m not saying!”
At these words Jianyuan had an insight.
One day Jianyuan took a hoe, went into the teaching hall, and crossed from east to west and back again from west to east.
“What are you doing?” asked Shishuang.
Jianyuan said, “I’m searching for the sacred bones of our late teacher.”
Shishuang said, “Waves flood every place, whitecaps overwhelm the sky. What sacred bones of our teacher are you looking for?”
Jianyuan said, “This is just what I need to strengthen me.”
Fu of Taiyuan said, “The sacred bones of the late teacher are still here.”