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Chris and Coyotes in Conversation: Why Become a Member?

Chris Gaffney has been a PZI member for a rather long time now. He’s a Physics professor at CSU Chico …

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Amy and the Old Madrone Tree: Why Become a Member?

Amy Robinson does many things, she’s a mother of young kids and a gardener and a social activist and a …

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Rik and Openings into Life: Why Become a Member?

Rik Allen sails a boat with his wife Ann in the Virgin Islands. He’s been a captain for 20 years, …

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Margaret and the Welcoming World: Why Become a Member?

Margaret Duperly grew up in Jamaica and has lived in the US for 17 years., but her words still have …

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Marion and Koans as Everyday Friends: Why Become a Member?

Marion Power is a nurse in Seattle and an intrepid walker all over the world. Here is why she is …

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Asa on the Road: Why Become a Member?

I don’t remember exactly why I came to PZI but I was 16, miserable, and learning to deal with my …

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Rebecca and Surprising Sweetness: Why Become a Member?

Rebecca del Rio is a poet and an activist, a mother and a grandmother. She¬†works for the Sonoma courts as …

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Jesse is not a Joiner, but… Why Become a Member?

Jesse Cardin arrived at a PZI retreat in Northern California some years ago and found that koans worked well with …

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Lee and The World in the Ten Directions: Why Become a Member?

Lee Allen found PZI’s Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center not too long after moving to Santa Rosa from Los Angeles. …

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Marika and the Mirror: Why Become a Member?

Marika Ismail is a writer and has worked as a creative writing teacher for kids. She started the poetry group …