Wisdom Lecture Series 2017

Wisdom Lecture Series

2017 Dharma Wisdom Talks: Present Day Reflections on Buddhism

The Wisdom Lecture Series was so successful in its inaugural year of 2016 , that another series is being presented this year, 2017, with all NEW topics.

Talks will be held in Seattle Watermoon Dojo in Fremont, and on Whidbey Island at Tahoma  Zen Monastery.
Created by Shodo Harada Roshi, Abbot of Tahoma  and Sogenji monasteries, this series of Wisdom Talks brings various experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and teachers to the area to inspire and share.

In Seattle, talks will be Friday or Saturday nights, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at Water Moon Dōjō, home of One Drop Zendo Seattle, located on the western edge of  Fremont neighborhood in Seattle at: 4231 6th Ave. NW., Seattle, WA, 98107. It is the dark green house across from Hale’s Ales on Leary Way. Parking is available on the street, or across Leary Way by the Fred Meyer.

On Whidbey, talks will be Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 or 3:00 p.m., at the Tahoma Zen Monastery, 6499 Wahl Rd., Freeland, WA 98429. (Sunday talks end around 2:30 or 3:00 pm, depending on the speaker)

*EXCEPTION: HARADA ROSHI’S TALKS WILL BE ON MONDAY MAY 8, AND ON SEPTEMBER 10.*

2017 Lecture dates:

MONDAY MAY 8
Shodo Harada Roshi (Tahoma only).
Whidbey Island, Tahoma Zen Monastery. 

Shodo Harada Roshi’s biography is (here)

JUNE 16 FRIDAY & 18 SUNDAY
Hozan Alan Senauke, Soto Zen priest, folk musician, and writer who resides at the Berkeley Zen Center in Berkeley, California, where he currently serves as Vice Abbot.
June 16. Watermoon Dojo. 7-8:30 pm
June 18. Whidbey Island.Tahoma Zen Monastery. 1-2:30/ 3 pm
More information about Alan Senauke (here),

JULY 16 SUNDAY 
Michael Lerner, president and co-founder of Commonweal in Bolinas, California.
July 16. Whidbey Island. 1-2:30/3pm pm.
More information about Michael Lerner  (here)

AUGUST 19 SATURDAY (please note NOT a Friday night)
& AUG 20 SUNDAY

Thomas Yuho Kirchner
August 19. Saturday, Seattle. Water Moon. 7- 8:30
August 20. Whidbey Island. 1 -2:30/3:00 pm
More information about Thomas Yuho Kirchner (here)

SEPTEMBER 10:
Shodo Harada Roshi (Tahoma only)
Whidbey Island,  Tahoma Zen Monastery.

OCTOBER 20 FRIDAY & 22 SUNDAY
Jan Chozen Bays.
Jan Chozen Bays, Zen teacher in the White Plum tradition, founder of Great Vow Zen Monastery, and  pediatric physician practicing in Oregon
Oct 20. Seattle. Water Moon 7-8:30 pm
Oct 22. Whidbey Island.  1-2:30/3:00 pm
More information about Jan Chozen Bays (here)

NOVEMBER 10 FRIDAY & 12 SUNDAY
Victor Sogen Hori
Seattle Water Moon. Nov 10
Whidbey Island. Nov 12; Tahoma Zen Monastery. 1-2:30/3:00 pm
Sogen’s bio can be seen (here)    

Individual events are available at the door for $10 per lecture.   Please bring cash or check.  Fees go to cover the expenses of the Series, which include travel expenses to bring our lecturers here.

Books, calendars, and other materials will be available for purchase, as well as some materials from presenters.
This Wisdom Series will feature completely new topics. Thank you for attending, and thank you for supporting Harada Roshi’s efforts and the dedication and wisdom these speakers bring to this series.

More information by email to lectures@tahomazenmonastery.org

Donations can always be made by choosing Send Money from your PayPal account to tahoma@whidbey.com