New at Pacific Zen Institute


The Song of the Cuckoo Calling You Home, with Rachel Boughton Roshi

July 6–7
Nalanda West
Seattle, WA


The Soul’s Journey, with John Tarrant

August 16-19
Commonweal Center
Bolinas, CA


Pacific Zen Institute on Livestream

PZI is happy to be able to offer free livestreamed dharma talks two times each month.

First Mondays: John Tarrant
Fourth Mondays: Rachel Boughton


John Tarrant Interviewed at the Big Ears Festival

John Tarrant is in Knoxville as resident Zen teacher at the Big Ears Music Festival, leading meditation and listening workshops. In this hourlong interview on WUOT Knoxville, John sits down to talk about his work with koans with Todd Steed.

News Uncertainty Club - The Relatives, Sacha Kawaichi

Uncertainty Club – Issue Three

We are happy to announce that the third issue of Uncertainty Club, our online magazine of Zen and the arts, has been launched into the universe. In the conversational spirit of PZI, the issue will be open for three months to new, lively, creative responses to the koan – Dongchan’s answer to a simple question, “How do you mend?”


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We are grateful for another year with Pacific Zen Institute – its students, its teachers, its liveliness and kindness in the face of all that is going on in the world. PZI itself is growing and changing, and needs your support to do this.

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