In these times, generosity and freedom are important. PZI is a place where people can reliably go– regardless of their circumstances–and find companions and a practice.

At PZI, we make a habit of generosity. Our scholarship program is 10% of our budget and regular programs at our centers are free of charge. You can support PZI in many ways, but especially through membership, donations, and volunteering your time.

Become a Member

Make A Donation

To pay for a product or program, such as a book or an change to retreat accommodations, please visit this payment page.



Join PZI

You can learn more about the benefits of membership, and look at guidelines for giving, on our Membership page.

You can also meet some of our members, and hear about why they joined, on our Member Stories page.

Become a Member



You can give to PZI’s General Fund, Scholarship Fund, to one or more of our teachers, or to other projectsIf you would like more information on these options, go to our Donate page.

Make A Donation


For both membership and donations, online transactions are often easiest. To send a check, or for extra-large donations, you can download and fill out our donation form and mail it to:

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

Make checks payable to Pacific Zen Institute, with special instructions (such as “Teacher Gift for John Tarrant” or “Scholarship Fund”) on the subject line.

Pacific Zen Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.  


Free Giving:

    • Amazon Smile offers a simple way to give to PZI every time you shop at their site. The first time you visit the link, you will need to select Pacific Zen Institute.  Then, every time you enter Amazon via and make an eligible purchase, a small percentage will be given to PZI.
    • EScrip is another easy way to give. Register your credit cards for online shopping or enroll with merchants who are community partners.
  • Many employers will also match your donation to PZI. Contact Corey with questions about any of these free giving programs.


Other Giving:  

  • Bequests (putting PZI in your will)
  • Donations of securities
  • Tangible gifts (houses, cars, ponies, etc.)
  • Starting an endowment fund


Volunteering: One of the best things to do in a community is to lend a hand. You get to know people better, you become more grateful for what others do, and the energy you give grows and becomes part of what sustains your practice. If you have useful skills you’d like to share (social media? flower arranging? cat herding?) let us know:



Contact Corey Hitchcock via phone at (510) 524-9575 or via email at to learn more, or to inquire about your current Membership status and/or donation history.

Thank you again for who you are, and all you give.

Yunyan said, “I understand.”
Daowu said, “Really? What do you understand?”
“There are hands and eyes all over the body.”
“That’s nicely put, but it’s not the whole picture.”
Yunyan said, “How would you put it?”
Daowu said, “All through the body are hands and eyes.”

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

Your support allows us to support our teachers, keep our doors open to everyone regardless of means, and make sure our systems run smoothly.

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