Events and Retreats


Great Autumn Retreat: Stages on the Path through Awakening

with John Tarrant, Roshi and others  October  11-18, Santa Rosa CA

Change is under everything and meditation is a path through …

Song Dong - "Water Chop" (Performance)

Poetry & Koans: John Tarrant in Santa Barbara

Sunday August 10, 2014
A gate into the garden—a one day retreat on poetry, zen, koans, a hand-made life, dealing with …

suspension bridge

Stories That Change You: An Open Mind Retreat on Journeys

with John Tarrant, August 21 – 24 Bolinas, California
This is an Open Mind Retreat about stories and the journeys they …

2014 Save The Date

Seven-Day Retreat Schedule

These retreats include meditation, individual koan work with a teacher, talks, writing, and conversation. The lead teacher will be John …

Big Book and Blue Cliff

Koans and the 12 Steps

A monthly meditation meeting discovering how 12 Step practice and Koans influence each other.
At Santa Rosa, Every Second Friday of …