About Us

Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center

There is a wonderful community at Pacific Zen Institute: friendly and welcoming and interesting to talk to, with a sense of humor and a sense of art and a sense of hospitality. There's music and laughter as well as meditation, silence, and depth.​


Santa Rosa is the original home of Pacific Zen Institute. We have regular meditation programs on Monday evenings and Sunday mornings. We also host classes and short retreats, as well as longer retreats in other North Bay locations. Our director and founding teacher is John Tarrant Roshi, author of Bring Me the Rhinoceros and Other Zen Koans to Save Your Life, and The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul and the Spiritual Life.

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.