Ongoing Events and Center Schedules

Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center

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Monday night at Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center includes meditation, , dharma talk, tea and discussion and a short sutra service. We meet Monday evenings from 7-9pm — please arrive by 6:45pm.

Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. We meet Monday evenings from 7-9pm — please arrive by 6:45pm. Our teachers include Pacific Zen Institute director, John Tarrant, Roshi, who is the speaker on the first Monday of each month as well as other Pacific Zen illuminati, including Jon Joseph, Jacqueline Kramer, Steven Grant, and David Parks-Ramage.

An Introduction to Meditation for Anyone is a free class held once on the first Monday of each month from 6-7pm taught by beginning meditation teacher Rachel Boughton. For more information email, or just show up.

Sunday Mornings at the Creek: Sunday mornings at Santa RosaCreek Zen Center begin at 10:30am and feature egrets on the creek and morning light through the big windows as well as meditation with a koan, a short talk, conversation, tea and a bit of something to eat. It’s companionable and open to anyone.

Once a month on the 4th Sunday of the month there is a half day meditation with Jon Joseph from 9am to 2pm. Practice conversations with Jon are available. It’s free and open to everyone, bring a lunch.

If you would like meditation instruction, there is a free introductory class on the first Monday of each month at 6pm or email Rachel Boughton at for individual instruction.

Koans and the 12 Steps
Every 2nd Friday 7 – 8:30 pm
Visit the blog for more info: 12 Steps and Zen Koans »
You are invited to join us for a monthly meditation meeting discovering how 12 Step practice and Koans influence each other. No experience required in either 12 Steps, Koan practice or meditation.


825 Sonoma Avenue, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4746
Call 707.544.0540

To get to our space you enter the front door and go down half a flight of stairs to Suite B. The Creek is in the back.




Rockridge Meditation Community


If you would like a brief introduction to mediation please contact us at

We have gatherings several times a week, including Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Please see our web site for a complete schedule of events:

5463 College Avenue
Oakland, Ca 94618

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Desert Lotus Zen

Desert Lotus Zen is the Phoenix home of the Pacific Zen Institute. Deb Saint, Sensei is the resident teacher.

Monday evening practice includes meditation, engagement with a koan, and tea. We meet from 7:15 pm until 9 pm. No experience is necessary to attend any event of Desert Lotus Zen. Please arrive a few minutes early the first time that you visit so that we may greet you and provide a brief orientation.



Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation
6400 W. Del Rio Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
Call: 602.904.5270


We meet in Rooms 1 and 2 of the education complex located at the west end of the parking lot.



Santa Barbara Meditation Group

Allison Atwill is the Practice Leader for the Santa Barbara group.


Painting by Allison Atwill

Santa Barbara, Ca
For more information, contact Allison at
or call 805-969-1562.



San Francisco Wind-In-Grass Sangha

Potrero Hill, San Francisco

The Wind-in-Grass Sangha is a Pacific Zen Institute Zen community coming together in Potrero Hill every Wednesday to practice together and thereby enjoy the benefit of each others’ guidance, strength, sincerity and dedication.

We offer instructions in meditation that reveal a freedom around our suffering, encouragement and support in taking the next step, or fall, in deepening your practice (and next), help in expanding that awareness to include more and more of our daily lives and the opportunity to participate in charitable acts that make SF a kinder and more beautiful place. We welcome everyone, without exception, and regardless of your level of experience or interest.

Practice Times:

Regular meetings every Wednesday, 7 – 8:30pm

  • 1st Wednesday: Senior Dharma student Chris Wilson leads the group in an intimate koan discussion.
  • 2nd Wednesday: Practice leader Michael Kallus referees the group in a Zen Game.
  • 3rd Wednesday: Zen Teacher David Weinstein teaches the group.
  • 4th Wednesday: Community night and Zen Game. Bring your curious friends, significant others, children, etc. There will be an in depth beginning instruction, an intentionally unstructured Zen Game to play, tea and food, and after practice, we go to Blooms or Farley’s together for a drink of some sort.
  • 5th Wednesday: We play another Zen Game.

Visit the Wind-In-Grass Sangha website.


824B Carolina St. #6
San Francisco, CA
Call: 415.902.8914

Beware the directions from MapQuest and Google. Check the Wind-In-Grass website for better directions.


Koan Moms Online Koan Group

Jacqueline Kramer is the practice leader.

This is an ongoing koan exploration group of moms from all over the world is sponsered by the Hearth Foundation This group is not day or time specific. To learn more about the group email Jacqueline Kramer at