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.


Awakening to Summer A Day-long Retreat with Jon Joseph

Saturday AUGUST 10th, 2019 9-4pm
San Mateo


Impossible Tasks Meditation & Dharma Talk John Tarrant

Live Streamed Monday – Some koans give us impossible tasks like the ones in fairy tales. We can’t deal with them out of what we already know and they help us notice that everything that we love comes out of the dark of not knowing. We are immersed in our lives.

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Blossoms, Leaves, Intimate Talks and Moonlit Walks – An Open Mind Retreat with John Tarrant

August 15-18, 2019
Commonweal Center
Bolinas, CA


You Dream You Are A Butterfly – A Summer Retreat with John Tarrant and Friends 

July 21-28, 2019
Mt. Madonna Center
Watsonville, CA


Uncertainty Club, Issue 4: Freely I Watch The Tracks of the Flying Birds

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue of Uncertainty Club, the only known magazine of Zen and the Arts. The theme of the Fall/Winter 2018 issue is a line from an ancient Chinese poet. The line is in our koan curriculum, which means that we meditate with it and see what it offers us, and where it takes us.

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