Wherever you are in the world, let’s sit together.
Into Winter Meditation Pass gives you unlimited access to two weekday morning meditations through January 5th. All are welcome. PZI Members attend FREE.
Come join us on Tuesday for koan meditation, dharma talk and conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.
The Japanese word “dokusan” for these conversations about meditation practice means “to go alone” or “to practice alone.”
It is to have a conversation so intimate, that for both participants it is as if you were talking with and listening to yourself.
Meditation is not a task with a known goal. It’s something you can’t do wrong, a chance for the things of this world to come towards you and to meet you, for doors to open by themselves, and for us to see where the ancient paths lead.
The current carries us, the wind and the snow and the rain call out to us. All forces conspire. It doesn’t depend on our striving. Join us for our online Winter Sesshin.
Rockridge Meditation Community Archive
of past RMC events and gatherings:
Below is our record of past dharma talks given by David Weinstein and RMC practice leaders.
The interconnectedness of everything with everything is spoken to in a Chinese proverb that says, “The flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be felt on the other side of the world.” That is how we wake all the beings of the world.
If you have ever entered a bath so hot that once you were in you didn’t want to move because each movement renewed the experience of first entering the water, which was no easy matter, then I think you have some idea of what obtaining a “state of no-possession” is like.
A monk asked Mazu, “What is Buddha?” Mazu said, “Not mind, not Buddha.”
What does this it say to you?