RETREAT: Secret of the Golden Flower- A Taoist -Buddhist Book of Life

This Saturday – Dec 1st 9-5 @RMC: Zen arose from the intersection of Taoism and Buddhism in China. The Secret of the Golden Flower is a text which uniquely combines the wisdom of both traditions into one fabric

RMC will be Closed for Fall Retreat Oct. 14, 17 & 21

We will be at our fall sesshin in the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can still join us there

KALPA: FREE Until 9/30! The Koans & Liberation Project Archive

This is PZI’s own online library of teachings (and more) accessible to all—not just members—at a monthly rate no more than the cost of lunch.

In the Shit & Piss With Hakuin – David Weinstein

One of Hakuin’s students came to him and said that she had experienced the infinite light of awakening in all things.

‘NEW LOOK’ for RMC Website!

Yes you are in the right place! This is Rockridge Meditation Center and David Weinstein, Roshi  is still our director. It is still Fall and there will be some fog burning off around noon. Wednesday and Sunday meditation as usual.

RETREAT: Sun. Sept.16, Fall Equinox Day with Illana Berger

At the Fall Equinox there is a balance of light and darkness. The beauty way is walking in balance, just as the cycle of time shows us and teaches us. 

UNBORN Again and Again – VIDEO TALK

‘I found a conversation recorded in the Pali Canon, in which someone asked the Buddha how long a human life was and his reply was that the length of a human life was one thought moment. ‘

UNCERTAINTY CLUB Remarkable 3-Part Essay – The Myth We’re In

UNCERTAINTY CLUB - SPECIAL ISSUE

We’re facing a generational challenge to preserve what we hold dear about how we treat each other, and to steady a world that sometimes seems to be shaking itself apart.

Sharing the Moon Meditation Community 

Taking a Summer break. Will resume on Sept. 9th – See you then.

An URBAN Retreat -Walking Naturally Being Unborn with Bankei

My teacher in Japan, Yamada Roshi, quoted Bankei as he gave me his condolences for my mother’s death. He said how sorry he was to have heard the news of my mother’s death and he added:
“But, you know, we are never really born so… We never really die.”