Here are some Pacific Zen Institute members who are painting, writing, dancing, or otherwise creating their way towards freedom, with the bright, fierce, gentle assistance of koans.


Lee Allen–painting and textile arts



Allison Atwill–painter



Rachel Boughton–sculptor, writer


Jesse Cardin–musician and writer



Dane Cervine–poet and essayist



Trace Farrell–writer



Amaryllis Fletcher – violinist





Denise Fujiwara–dancer/choreographer



Corey Hitchcock–interdisciplinary artist, fiction and essay writer




Michael Hofmann–sculptor and sumi-e painter



Asa Horvitz–contemporary performance, musician



Sacha Kawaichi–poetry, jewelry, and visual arts



Alok Hsu Kwang-Han–calligraphic painter



Christopher Lods–painting and drawing, musician




Dennis Peak– painter



Jackson Randall – musician, poet



Nora Reza–painter



Amy Elizabeth Robinson–writer and poet



Jim Snarski–photographer




John Tarrant–writer, poet, calligrapher



Rene Thomas–artist and poet



Tim Walters–photography





Resources on Creative Mind

From our PZI creatives, we gathered this short and extremely, inherently incomplete list of resources that have provoked and inspired the creative process. We hope you find something provocative or inspirational in here, too:

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