The Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center is the original location of Pacific Zen Institute. It is conveniently located in downtown Santa Rosa, CA with a lush view of Santa Rosa creek–deer and turkeys, ambulances and birdsong included.

Monday evenings, 7-9pm: 

A typical Monday evening includes zen meditation, a dharma talk, tea, discussion and a short sutra service. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Please arrive by 6:50pm to get settled. Our speakers include the zendo Director, Rachel Boughton, Roshi, Pacific Zen Institute founder, John Tarrant, Roshi (who offers a livestreamed dharma talk here on the first Monday of each month), as well other teachers, leaders, and community members. We are waking up together.

We offer an introductory meditation class on the first Monday of each month, from 6-7pm. There is no charge.

Sunday Mornings, 10:30am-12 (9am-2pm on the 4th Sunday):

Sunday mornings at Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center feature egrets on the creek and morning light through the big windows as well as meditation with a koan, a short talk, conversation, tea and a bit of something to eat. It’s companionable and open to anyone.

Once a month on the 4th Sunday of the month there is a half day meditation with Jon Joseph, Roshi from 9am to 2pm. Practice conversations with Jon are available. It’s free and open to everyone, bring a lunch.

Thursday 12-1pm – Lunchbox Zen: On a Summer Break – see you in Fall.

On Thursdays we offer a bright, casual, and quiet weekday gathering for meditation and conversation. Bring your own lunch if you like.

To learn more about this zendo go to You can also email Rachel Boughton at

825 Sonoma Avenue, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4746
Call 707.544.0540

To get to our space you enter the front door and go down half a flight of stairs to Suite B. The Creek is in the back.

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