Not as it seems, nor otherwise – hosted by David Weinstein

WEDNESDAY: October 27th
7-8:30pm PDT RMC Online
The Universe

RMC Online – There are times during this pandemic and even before the pandemic that feel like the whole world has been set adrift towards the island of flesh eating demons. Acknowledging that too as being not as it seems and not otherwise, opens us to the possibilities of responses that are just what they are, coming from the place of us being just who we are.

Halloween Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley ———  Calling in the Ancestors

Sunday, October 31st
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
In the Zoomiverse

Everyone has personal ancestors and spiritual ancestors who watch over us and give us hints for direction. We have grandmothers and immigrants and fugitives and queens and kings; and then Neanderthal cave painters

Register: Boys Don’t Cry Hosted by Jonathan Meyers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9th
7pm PST PZI Digital Temple
The Universe

Register: PZI Zen Online – As an adult, this, and a broader suspicion that I’m on the low end of the continuum for emotional expressiveness, has sometimes worried me. I’ve wondered if I’m in some way being cheated, or cheating myself, out of a potentially fuller life.

Upside Down Clarity Hosted by David Longerbeam

WEDNESDAY, December 2
7:00pm - 8:30pm (PST)
RMC Zen Online

RMC Zen Online: One article I saw as I scrolled through my news app was “How to talk to climate change deniers”.  I saw that the author herself was a climate scientist.  I clicked on the article with relish, expecting her to describe how she taunted her adversary

Eyeball to Eyeball hosted by Andrea Rubin

SUNDAY Nov 29
RMC Zen Online 4-5:30PM
The Universe

RMC Zen ONline – I tried to choose just one koan to sit with but I couldn’t manage to separate them. They vied for my attention. As I’ve been sitting with them, I’ve been realizing they flow together to reflect two aspects of my noticing/attention/meditation practice.

As Ungrateful as a Sunset – Hosted by David Weinstein

WEDNESDAY Nov 25
Zen Online: 7pm PDT
The Universe

Register to join David –
There is an alternate translation for this word “ungrateful” which is, “standing alone with my back to you.” What does ‘standing alone’ have to do with being ungrateful? The words attributed to the baby Buddha, spoken at birth come to mind, “I alone, the world honored one.” Rather than being an inflated statement coming from a place of ego, it is referring to the ‘aloneness’ of disappearing into a piece of music, a sunset, your lover’s eyes. Not alone at all. What if ‘ungrateful’ is like that?

Your Monkeys, My Monkeys Hosted by David Weinstein

SUNDAY: Nov. 22
RMC ONLINE 4pm PST
The Universe

A good reminder about the “separate” in the midst of the “one”. Especially when I find myself overly concerned about the way others are running their circus and monkeys. Or, for that matter, about the way that I am running my own circus and relating to my own monkeys.

Welcome Questioner Hosted by David Weinstein

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18th
RMC Zen Online 7:00 PM
PST The Universe

I am one of the ones whose words I can’t get it from, but I keep asking the question, letting go of the responses that come from not only outside, but from inside too and keep asking the question.

Beyond Numbers Hosted by David Weinstein

SUNDAY, November 8th
RMC Zen Online 4:00 PM PST
The Universe

So, what is all this multiplication about? Actually, it is not about multiplication, it is about division. The way we divide the world up into little pieces, separating ourselves from each other and ourselves and what happens when we don’t. It is about multiplication in the sense that our delusions about the way things are, multiply exponentially as we continue to divide.

Angels of Our Better Nature Hosted by Jonathan Meyer

WEDNESDAY, November 4th
RMC ONLINE 7pm PST
The Universe

These were the words that had run through my head as the 2016 election was decided. Words I did not know the origin or meaning of. Words that seemed so entirely appropriate to the moment. Why? Where did they come from?