New at Pacific Zen Institute


The PZI Monthly Newsletter Archive

We’ve started a monthly newsletter. Each issue has material about what’s up, bits of dharma, something by me, and pieces by other teachers and students. We’re excited about this. Here’s the archive.


Winter Long Retreat: “What Is This?” with John Tarrant and Friends

January 13-19, 2020
Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, CA


What’s The Matter? An Urban Retreat with David Weinstein

November 16, 2019
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA


Bodhidharma’s Journey, Our Path: A Two-Day Retreat with Jon Joseph, Roshi

November 16-17, 2019
Franciscan Renewal Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Events Doorways in the Jahaz Mahal by McKay Savage.

Conversations with the Masters: John Tarrant in Santa Fe

November 14-17, 2019
IHM Retreat Center
Santa Fe, NM


Uncertainty Club: Summer Lightning and Goddess Dreams

This is an issue inspired by sinking, filling, spilling over. And inspired, as always, by koans.

Click here to read.


How to Practice: Stepping in the Dark with a Koan – by Rachel Boughton

Lion’s Roar Article – When you’re walking in the dark, it’s good to have a friend to keep you company. And sometimes your friend will say something you hadn’t thought of, and that’s helpful.

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