From the time of the Buddha, the teaching has depended for its survival on two things:

  1. The fact that it works. Seeing through delusion does bring joy.
  2. The generosity and kindness of all those whom it has touched.

These two things are linked. When delusions drop away, kindness appears, and it becomes natural to be generous with one another. The koans we work with are designed to help us discover this truth and integrate it into our lives.

Through your generosity, you help people find their own path into awakening and you help us grow and develop.

Your support allows us to support our teachers, keep our doors open to everyone regardless of means, and make sure our systems run smoothly. To learn more about the important work PZI is doing and how your donation will be used, read John Tarrant’s 2022 year-end letter.

Thanks so much for being part of this culture and for giving so much to keep it alive.

When you give, you can choose to:

  • Donate to the General Fund to help out in an unrestricted way
  • Contribute dana toward an individual teacher who is working with you, or whose teachings, writings, or talks have enriched your life
  • Give to the Scholarship Fund to help people attend retreats and events
  • Support the magic of creativity and Zen by giving to Uncertainty Club, our fledgling online magazine of Zen and the arts

All of these options are clearly available on our secure online donation page:

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If you prefer giving via snail mail, our mailing address is:

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

(Make checks payable to Pacific Zen Institute, with specific instructions—Teacher Gift for John Tarrant,” or “Scholarship Fund,” or “General Fund”—in the subject line.)

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 (510) 524-9575 or via email at [email protected]

Donations to Pacific Zen Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, are fully tax-deductible and incredibly helpful in keeping the organization going.