PZC offers a wide range of opportunities for Zen practice and study. This includes a weekly practice schedule, six sesshin per year, Thursday night class and a variety of events and special services. All of the Centers offerings are open to both members and non-members.
"The value of daily zazen is immeasurable; when possible, sit zazen with
others. Without it, all the words we read, hear, all our insights and
understanding, are lost in the face of self-centered habits."
- Elihu Genmyo Smith
"When you sit, don't expect to be noble. When we sit with what
is, even for a few minutes, then this presence that we are is like a mirror.
We see everything. We see what we are: our efforts to look good, to be first,
or to be last. We see our anger, our anxiety, our pomposity, our so-called
spirituality. Real spirituality is just being with all that. If we can
really be with who we are, Transformation occurs."
- Charlotte Joko Beck