This Week @ SRCZC

Sunday, Sept 15th, 10:30-12pm, The One Hidden Treasure – Meditation & Talk with Susan Perkins

At the center of the universe
inside heaven and earth
there is one treasure
hidden in the body.

This koan helps bring us back from our preoccupation with managing things we perceive as outside ourselves.  It is both an instruction on how to meditate and a description of what might open up when we do.


 Monday, Sept. 16th, 7-9pm,  A True Place – Meditation & Talk with Amy Robinson

The koan:
Wherever you find yourself, take the role of host, and that place will be a true place. 

What does it mean to be a host? What does it mean to welcome, to serve? to leave your door open or a key under the mat for the friend (or the stray, unruly emotion) who needs a place to stay?

And what would it feel like to always be in a true place? Maybe not the right place, the only place, but one that is deeply true.Come host yourself and let us host you, in quiet and companionship, on Monday night..  Amy

Sept. 21st 10-4pm – Refuge in Awakening, Shelter from the Storm A Retreat with Rachel Boughton

The first of the 16 vows a person takes in the ceremony called Refuge goes:

I take refuge in awakening

This is a retreat where we will meditate and have both silence and conversation, where we will explore the ideas of refuge, the mythology of separation and homecoming,  and what it means to be at home in this world, the one that’s happening now.

It’s both a personal journey, where new understandings can appear, and a chance to feel a deep affection for what’s happening now.  And you are invited to participate in a refuge ceremony at the end of the afternoon for two PZI members who have come to take the 16 vows. It’s a happy occasion and a good thing to share with other people.

A simple lunch will be provided, bring something to share if you can.

Cost: $50 PZI members, $65 non members 

Scholarships are available if money is a problem,
just ask the registrar Corey Hitchcock.



Spread the word: Office Rental Space is available at our beautiful Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center.

Shared furnished office space, view of garden and creek, good for psychotherapy, counseling, tutoring. Rent is $150 and covers one day per week for a full month.

Contact for details.

Thanks! Rachel

A Look Ahead …

Sunday, Sept 22nd, 1/2 day meditation retreat 9am -2pm,
Meditation & Teaching with Jon Joseph
Monday, Sept. 23rd, 7-9pm Meditation & Teaching 
with Rachel Boughton



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