John Tarrant

John Tarrant is the founding teacher of the Pacific Zen Institute in Santa Rosa, California. His lineage is from Harada-Yasutani to Robert Aitken. He has been an invaluable friend, advisor, and supporter of Cuke Archives and me personally. I lived in John's barn for nine years and got a lot done on Cuke Archives in that time. His Pacific Zen Inst. is the primary fiscal sponsor of Cuke Archives. He's a wise and excellent writer and lent editorial assistance to writings of mine. He and Rachel Boughton created and sent out the 2012 fundraiser for Cuke Archives (called Crooked Cucumber Archives at that time). - DC

PZI page for John

Books by John

How to Practice Zen Koans by John in Lion's Roar

Sudden Awakening - with art by Kazuaki Tanahashi - from Shambhala Sun

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