New at Pacific Zen Institute


The PZI Monthly Newsletter Archive

We’ve started a monthly newsletter. Each issue has material about what’s up, bits of dharma, something by me, and pieces by other teachers and students. We’re excited about this. Here’s the archive.


What’s The Matter? An Urban Retreat with David Weinstein

November 16, 2019
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA


Fall Retreat: The Elegant Path of the Book of Serenity, with John Tarrant & Friends

October 13-20, 2019
Land of Medicine Buddha
Soquel, CA


Bodhidharma’s Journey, Our Path: A Two-Day Retreat with Jon Joseph, Roshi

November 16-17, 2019
Franciscan Renewal Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Events Doorways in the Jahaz Mahal by McKay Savage.

Conversations with the Masters: John Tarrant in Santa Fe

November 14-17, 2019
IHM Retreat Center
Santa Fe, NM


Meditating with Zen Stories and Myths: A Workshop with John Tarrant

November 9-10, 2019
California Institute for Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA


Ancestor Retreat with Allison Atwill

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Private Home
Santa Barbara, CA


Uncertainty Club: Summer Lightning and Goddess Dreams

This is an issue inspired by sinking, filling, spilling over. And inspired, as always, by koans.

Click here to read.

Events A colorful Oaxacan Day of the Dead Altar. Public domain.

Days of the Living – Rachel Boughton in Oaxaca

November 8-10, 2019
Paraje Bonanza
cerca de Ejutla de Crespo , Oaxaca, Mexico


How to Practice: Stepping in the Dark with a Koan – by Rachel Boughton

Lion’s Roar Article – When you’re walking in the dark, it’s good to have a friend to keep you company. And sometimes your friend will say something you hadn’t thought of, and that’s helpful.

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