Pacific Zen Institute
The Pacific Zen Institute(PZI), is a Zen Buddhist practice center with several affiliate centers in the lineage of John Tarrant, a dharma heir of Robert Baker Aitken, and formerly of the Sanbo Kyodan school of Zen.
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