The May 2019 training period at Tahoma Zen Monastery begins on Sunday, the 5th, and concludes Tuesday, the 21st.
FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL TRAINING is available May 5 – 21, 2019
SAMU OSESSHIN – Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Kokuho is Sunday evening, May 5. Osesshin, led by Harada Roshi, concludes the evening of Sunday, May 12th. Full time participation is required.
The application is here: Sesshin Application
A memorial ceremony will be held for Tanzan Jon Sholle at Tahoma Zen Monastery on Wednesday, May 8. Guests are invited to attend. The exact time of the service will be announced.
SAMU OSESSHIN – Tuesday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Kokuho is Tuesday evening, May 14th. Seven full days of sitting led by Daichi Zenni. Please note that full time participation for this Osesshin in not required. Therefore, comings and goings are permitted. In order for this Osesshin to run smoothly we request that you provide your arrival and departure dates and approximate times. Please keep us updated of any changes. Daichi Zenni will remain in residence at Tahoma Zen Monastery on May 22nd and 23rd.
Application here: Sesshin Application
Daichi Zenni will lead a workshop at Water Moon Dojo in Seattle on Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th. Please register directly with Water Moon Dojo by contacting Malcolm Best, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (731) 599-2837.
The Tahoma application deadline is Monday, April 1st. Acceptance emails will be sent soon after the deadline date. Please send your sesshin fee once you have been notified of your acceptance. The maximum cost for the entire month is $600. The cost of Osesshin is $400. The cost of Daichi Roshi’s Osesshin is $400 or $60/day for part time attendance.
Upon confirmation of acceptance please send checks to:
Rozan Lenny Gerson
2552 NE 46th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
Schedules, guidelines for conduct, and directions to the monastery can be found here.
Temple housing is limited so we appreciate your flexibility. Any help with set up before or clean up following sesshin is greatly appreciated. There may be a wait-list for any “segment” of this month of practice. People on the wait-list will be contacted immediately as spaces become available.
DAILY MONASTIC PRACTICE
MONTHLY DAY OF PRACTICE
For Zen practitioners it is of immeasurable value to maintain a regular zazen schedule of various durations. Thus, along with the three Training Months and the Daily Practice Schedule we are reintroducing a monthly Practice Day. The monthly Practice Days will occur on the third Saturday of each month. NEXT Practice days are Saturday October 20, then Nov 17
Please email (Tendo Zenji) If you’d like to attend in October, especially if you will be coming early or staying later or if you have any questions: email@example.com
January TAHOMA ROHATSU:
Tahoma Rohatsu in early in January 2019. 5 days Jan 8-13.
Approximate dates for Feb 2019:
“we arrive 2/4
sesshin kokuho 2/5
Sesshin for one week 2/6-12″
Subject to change.
Zen Lecture (Teisho)
by Harada Roshi
Daily during Osesshin week
Sept 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Public Welcome: Arrive 10 minutes early
Also: Sarei sweets are welcome for Sesshin!
# 48 Osesshin, #37 Kosesshin 1 , #30 Kosesshin 2
Samu Day Schedule
7:00am Formal Breakfast
8:30am Samu begins
We will be on the regular monastery schedule on this day and everyone is welcome to come for any part of it. If you would like to come for choka and take part in the formal morning meal do let us know you are coming for planning purposes. The monastery will provide simple food for an informal lunch. Food donations for this day, or for sesshin are more than welcome!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to let us know if you plan to attend prior to the samu period.
Dear One Drop Sangha and Friends,
The September 2018 training period at Tahoma Zen Monastery begins on Wednesday the 5th, and concludes Monday the 24th. The online application can be found here:
FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL TRAINING is available September 5 – 24, 2018*
OSESSHIN: Wednesday, September 5 – Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Kokuho is Wednesday evening, September 5. Osesshin, led by Harada Roshi, concludes the evening of Wednesday, September 12.
KOSESSHIN: Thursday, September 13 – Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Kokuho is Thursday evening, September 13. Five full days of sitting led by Harada Roshi.
KOSESSHIN – Wednesday, September 19 – Monday, September 24, 2018
Kokuho is Wednesday evening, September 19. Led by Daichi Zenni. *This kosesshin will conclude on the 23rd or 24th. To be confirmed at a later date.
One Day Sesshin with Daichi Zenni
September Training Period
Applications here: http://www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application/
Subscribe for mailing list here to receive announcement with details-
Once the application deadline listed on announcement has passed, and applications have been processed, a follow up email with more information will be sent.
Please read this blog for sesshin guidelines. It’s expected that you plan your stay to participate in sesshin preparation and clean up at the monastery.
Harada Roshi Sesshin:
Kokuho for Osesshin: Wednesday, 5 September
Osesshin: 7 days:
Thursday, 6 September – Wednesday, 12 September: ending in late evening of 12 September.
Full time participation ONLY.
Kokuho for the Roshi’s five day kosesshin: Thursday, 13 September
Kosesshin: 5 days, Friday, 14 September – Tuesday, 18 September, ending in evening of 18 September. Part-time participation accepted.
Daichi Zenni Kosesshin: 4-5 days
Kokuho: 19 September Wednesday
20 Thurs, 21 Fri, 22 Sat, 23 Sun, 24 Mon
[Tentatively; 24th. may be cancelled]
Part-time participation accepted.
Water Moon Dojo One Day Sesshin with Daichi Zenni, Sept 28, Seattle
Tahoma Sogenji San Zen Monastery
Freeland WA 98249
One Day Zen Retreat (Kosesshin) with Zen Priest Daichi Zenni.
Monday May 28 (Memorial Day) Water Moon Dojo, 4232 6th Ave NW. Seattle. 10 am – 9 pm.
10 am orientation, zazen, 12 noon lunch, 2 pm zazen, 4 pm light supper, break, 5:30 sanzen instruction (sanzen is one on one teacher instruction) and zazen, 6:30 sanzen with Daichi Zenni, 8:15 tea and chanting.
Register: email@example.com tel: (731) 599-2837
Rozan Lenny Gerson
2552 NE 46th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
Daichi Zenni will be here in December for Rohatsu.
Rohatsu commemorates the December days Shakyamuni Butsu (Buddha) sat under the Bodhi tree and awakened fully.
Dec 21 Chisan arrives
Dec 22 Preparation day, Kokuho (opening talk in evening)
Dec 23 Day 1
Dec 24 Day 2
Dec 25 Day 3
Dec 26 Day 4
Dec 27 Day 5, Setsuryo (closing talk in evening)
Dec 28 Chisan departs
Typical schedule (subject to change; may be more zazen for Rohatsu)
3:50 A.M. On Cushion
4:00 Choka (morning chanting)
5:00 Zazen, Sanzen
7:40 Personal cleaning
8:00 Temple Cleaning
8:30 Samu (work)
10:15 tea break- until 10:45 A.M.
12:00 Samu ends
4:00 Freestyle supper
4:50 On Cushion
6:30 zazen, sanzen
8:30 Sarei (tea)