John Tarrant

Founder and Spiritual Director, Pacific Zen Institute

John is the founding teacher of the Pacific Zen Institute, and the author of Bring Me the Rhinoceros and The Light Inside the Dark. He is interested in Zen as a way that transforms the mind.

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph, Roshi is the practice leader of Portola Camp Zendo, and holding teacher for Desert Lotus Zen. He has practicing Zen for over 40 years, in Alaska, California, Japan, and New York. He leads one half-day retreat per month at the Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center.

Community Leaders

At our regular programs the meditation and talk may sometimes be offered by a community leader. Meet some of our community leaders here.