Category Archives: Sesshin

information relating to sesshin

Winter Training at Tahoma

DAILY MONASTIC PRACTICE 

Monday through Saturday:  6:30pm to 8:30pm. (zazen; kinhin; zazen)
Tuesday through Sunday: 5:00am to 7am (Chanting followed by zazen)
Sunday Zazenkai (community sitting): 8am to 9am (followed by tea)

 

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: tahoma@whidbey.com

January TAHOMA ROHATSU:

Tahoma Rohatsu in early in January 2019. 5 days Jan 8-13.

FEBRUARY TRAINING:

Approximate dates for Feb 2019:

“we arrive 2/4
sesshin kokuho 2/5
Sesshin for one week 2/6-12″

Subject to change.

Samu Day September 1st 2018

The September 2018 training period at Tahoma Zen Monastery begins on Wednesday the 5th.  We will have a day of samu on Saturday, September 1st so that we may all work together to ready the monastery for this period of training.  Samu is a natural extension of our training allowing us to freely move from work on the cushion to simple work with our hands, to the complex interactions of our daily lives. This day of samu will allow us to engage in this deep work and to share our efforts with the sangha.  So please join us for any portion of the work period that you can.

Samu Day Schedule

5:00am Choka
6:00am Zazen
7:00am Formal Breakfast
8:30am Samu begins
12:30pm Lunch

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 tahoma@whibey.com with any questions or to let us know if you plan to attend prior to the samu period.

Directions to the monastery can be found here.

Sesshin Application – September 2018

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.

The application deadline is August 3.  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 month is $500.  The cost of Osesshin is $350. The cost of kosesshin is $50/day.
September 28, 2018
One Day Sesshin with Daichi Zenni
Water Moon Dojo, Seattle
Register for this event by sending email to: contact@watermoondojo.us
Schedules, guidelines for conduct, and directions to the monastery can be found here,
www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/
Attending Osesshin is a commitment to full time participation.  Kosesshin allows for less than full time participation.  In order for kosesshin to run smoothly we request that you provide your arrival and departure dates and approximate times and keep us updated of changes.  Temple housing is limited and 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 part of this month of practice. People on the wait-list will be contacted immediately as spaces become available.
Thank you,
Rozan Lenny Gerson
lenogerson@gmail.com
MONASTERY ADDRESS
Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery
6499 Wahl Road
Freeland, WA 98249
Email:   tahoma@whidbey.com
Phone:  360.331.4142

September 2018 Training at Tahoma

September Training Period

Applications here: http://www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application/

Subscribe for mailing list here to receive announcement with details-

http://onedropzendo.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=dd39207973062b98763b15272&id=519f3ac11d

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

6499 Wahl Road
Freeland WA 98249

(360) 331-4142
tahoma@whidbey.com

Thank you

One Day Zen Retreat with Zen Priest Daichi Zenni at Water Moon Dojo

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: contact@watermoondojo.us tel: (731) 599-2837

Upcoming Spring Sesshin

www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application

 The cost of kosesshin is $50/day. APPLY HERE:
www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application 
May 2018 :
May 5 Kokuho, May 6-12, 7 days Samu Sesshin
May 13 Calligraphy Show Bayview Hall Whidbey Island
May 14-19 Kosesshin w Harada Roshi
May 21-26 Sesshin w Daichi Zenni
May 28 day Sesshin w Daichi Zenni at Water Moon Dojo
Payment can be by paypal, or please send checks to:
Rozan Lenny Gerson
2552 NE 46th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
(occasionally payments may be made in person upon arrival)
Schedules, guidelines for conduct, and directions to the monastery can be found here,
www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin-guidelines/Attending
Temple housing is limited and we appreciate your flexibility.  Any help with set up before or clean up following sesshin is greatly appreciated.
Rozan Lenny Gerson
lenogerson@gmail.com
MONASTERY ADDRESS
Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery
6499 Wahl Road
Freeland, WA 98249
Email:   tahoma@whidbey.com
Phone:  360.331.4142

Rohatsu in December with Daichi Zenni

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.

Dates are:

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)

Morning
3:50 A.M. On Cushion
4:00 Choka (morning chanting)
4:40 Zazen
5:00 Zazen, Sanzen
7:00 Breakfast

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

12:30 Lunch
4:00 Freestyle supper
4:50 On Cushion
5:00 Zazen
6:30 zazen, sanzen
8:30 Sarei (tea)
9:00 Kachin
9:30 Yaza

Daichi Zenni in residence Oct 17-21

Happening now-

Chisan is here for the week offering sanzen and instruction.

Come sit!

Write Tahoma@whidbey.com or call 360 331-4142
October 17-21, 2016

Schedule

Morning
3:50 A.M. On Cushion
4:00 Choka (morning chanting)
4:40 Zazen
5:00 Zazen, Sanzen
7:00 Breakfast

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

12:30 Lunch
4:00 Freestyle supper
4:50 On Cushion
5:00 Zazen
6:30 zazen, sanzen
8:30 Sarei (tea)
9:00 Kachin
9:30 Yaza

September Training Period Application and Dates

TRAINING PERIOD AT TAHOMA ONE DROP ZEN MONASTERY
SEPTEMBER 2016


This September the following sesshin will be held at Tahoma. The two ko-sesshin may be attended in-part. The Osesshin must be attended in its entirety.  You are welcome to spend the entire month at Tahoma.

Applications are being accepted, click here.

SEPT 5-9: KOSESSHIN, 4 full days, with Shodo Harada Roshi.

Begins late afternoon on Sept. 5th, through to the end of day (approx. 9:30pm) on Sept. 9th.

SEPT 11TH: DHARMA LECTURE at 1-3pm by Shodo Harada Roshi. This lecture is open to the public and all Osesshin attendees are encouraged to arrive early enough to attend.

SEPT 11-18: OSESSHIN 7 full days, with Shodo Harada Roshi.
Begins late afternoon on Sept. 11th, through to the end of day (approx. 9:30pm) on Sept. 18th.

SEPT 19: Shodo Harada Roshi departs for Japan.

SEPT 20-27: KOSESSHIN, 7 full days with Daichi Roshi.  2 WITH Begins late afternoon on Sept. 20th., through to the end of day (approx. 9:30pm) on Sept.27th.

Applications are being accepted, click here.

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