New at Pacific Zen Institute


Save the Date & Open Mind Retreats 2018

Due to fires affecting retreat centers, it is taking more time than usual to confirm and announce our Long Retreat schedule for 2018. We thank you for your patience. In the meantime, we are happy to announce our Open Mind retreat schedule for 2018.

Teachings tanaka ryohei - persimmons

Caring for Life

By John Tarrant, December 2017. The creative moment appears inside the things of the world. When we stop grabbing at things, they seem to approach us and our connection with them is something we feel and know.


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


Fire … Living at the Corner of Lucky and Unlucky

By Rachel Boughton, October 2017.
An essay about gain and hope and loss.


“Put Out The Fire Across the River” – Support Our Community Fund

At this time of fire and recovery in Santa Rosa, we at PZI are doing our best to keep our doors for respite, for refuge, for practice. If you would like to help out, please make a donation.


The Buddha’s Life: From Darkness to Light

With John Tarrant
December 30-31, 2017
Oakland, CA

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