Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center

This is the original location of Pacific Zen Institute. PZI Director John Tarrant, Roshi teaches here (livestreamed) on the first Monday of each month. For a schedule and lots more information go to

The Monday evening program at Pacific Zen Institute’s Santa Rosa Zen Center includes zen meditation, a dharma talk, tea, discussion and a short sutra service. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. We meet Monday evenings from 7-9pm — please arrive by 6:50pm to get settled. Our speakers include Pacific Zen Institute founder, John Tarrant, Roshi, who teaches on the first Monday of each month, and Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center Director Rachel Boughton, Roshi, as well other teachers, leaders, and members. We are waking up together.

Sunday Mornings at the Creek: Sunday mornings at Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center begin at 10:30am and 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.

On Thursdays we host Lunchbox Zen, from 12-1pm – a bright, casual, and quiet weekday gathering for meditation and conversation. Bring your own lunch.

If you would like meditation instruction, there is a free introductory class on the first Monday of each month at 6pm or email Rachel Boughton at for individual instruction.

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.