Your donations keep PZI alive, so thank you very, very much. You can make donations here to help support our organization in many ways, you can:

  • Donate to the general fund to help out in a general way, generally. Very helpful.
  • Contribute dana toward an individual teacher who is working with you or has taught you at a retreat or through their writings or talks.
  • Make a contribution to the scholarship fund to help other people attend retreats and events.

The big blue button below will take you to our secure online donation page:santabarbarazendo

Make a Donation Online

or if you would like to make a donation using the mail, or couriers, or camels,

Our mailing address is

Pacific Zen Institute
825 Sonoma Avenue Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(make checks payable to Pacific Zen Institute, include specific instructions such as “Teacher Gift for John Tarrant”(or specify other) or “Scholarship Fund” or “General Fund”)

Read John Tarrant’s 2014 year end letter here.

Questions about something complicated like recalcitrant computer forms or donations of appreciated stock or putting PZI in your will? Contact Corey Hitchcock via phone at (707) 544-0540 or via email at

From the time of the Buddha, the teaching has depended for its survival on two things: first of all, on the fact that it works — seeing through delusion brings joy; and second, on the generosity and kindness of all those whom it has touched. These two things are linked. When delusions drop away, kindness appears. The idea that we are separate personalities striving against each other for survival falls away too and it becomes natural to be generous with each other. The koans we work with are designed to help us discover this truth and integrate it into our lives.

You are invited to support PZI with a tax-deductible donation of any amount.

Unrestricted donations to PZI are fully tax-deductible and incredibly helpful in keeping the organization going.