Daichi Zenni Roshi Kosesshins: April, May, and July 2017

Daichi Zenni will offer three upcoming Kosesshin at Tahoma:

April 4-8 Kosesshin

(Chisan arrives April 3, Kosesshin is April 4, 5, 6, 7, and morning of 8, and April 8 evening Chisan will offer Buddha’s Birthday at Watermoon Dojo 6-8:30 pm. (Ceremony 6-7, Sitting zazen 7- 8:30)

May 17-24 Kosesshin

(May 25-27 Chisan will be here for daily sitting schedule without sesshin)

July 13-17 Kosesshin

Attendance is welcome to all.

Partial attendance is allowed.

Donations for daily attendance are suggested.

To attend please contact Tahoma via phone or email

Held at:

Tahoma Zen Monastery

6499 Wahl Rd, Freeland, WA 98249 (360) 331-4142

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

 

WISDOM LECTURE SERIES – TOM YUHO KIRCHNER NOVEMBER 2016

Zen monk and noted author Tom Yūhō Kirchner will speak on: “Zen and Christianity: What Can the Christian Tradition Offer Zen?”

Same talk, two dates:

Friday Evening, November 18, 7:00- 8:30 pm

Nalanda West  3902 Woodland Park Ave N., Seattle

and

Sunday Afternoon, November 20 , 1- 2:30 pm

Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery

6499 Wahl Rd., Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island)

An associate researcher at the International Research Institute for Zen Studies at Hanazono University in Kyoto, Tom Kirchner has participated in a number of gatherings of the East-West Spiritual Exchange program founded by Mumon Roshi many years ago, and has remained an ongoing participant in East-West dialogue ever since. Tom currently lives in Tenryūji Zen Temple in western Kyōto, and appears as part of One Drop Zendo’s “Wisdom Lecture Series: 2016.” This will be the last lecture of the season.

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

Directions to Monastery

Tahoma Monastery is located on Whidbey Island, 30 miles (48 km) north of Seattle in Washington State, U.S.A.
6499 Wahl Rd. Freeland, WA 98249
Telephone – +1 (360) 331-4142
The closest airport is SeaTac, south of Seattle. It is about 2-3 hours from airport to the Monastery. Please plan to coordinate your own transportation to and from the monastery. The easiest way if not driving is to take an airport shuttle directly to the island (2 hrs) and then a taxi to Tahoma (5 minutes). Taxi service exists from the shuttle station to the monastery gate.
PLEASE INFORM TAHOMA  SO WE KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOU. If your plans change, please email AND call us so we are sure to receive the message. We prepare for your arrival and appreciate your communication. Please inform us of departure times as well.
 
MAP & DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Seattle, take the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton. Ferries run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Drive west on Highway SR 525 about 8 miles, past the stoplight at Bayview, and turn left onto Useless Bay Road. Useless Bay Road becomes Millman Road. Stay on Millman and cross Double Bluff Road. At this point Millman Road is renamed Lancaster Road. About 2 miles beyond the Double Bluff/Lancaster intersection, turn left onto Wahl Road.  Enso House is on your left about ¾ mile down the road, and the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery entrance is about ¼ mile further on the left.
•WHIDBEY SEATAC SHUTTLE
This airport to island shuttle is the most convenient and direct way to travel from Seattle Tacoma (Seatac) Airport without a car.
Phone / Reservation Inquiries:
Toll Free 
 Approx. 2 hours directly from airport to Shell gas station in Freeland. 5 minute Taxi from Shell station to Tahoma (see Taxi below. Due to revised schedules we can no longer pick people up from the Shuttle drop off. Please arrange a taxi to Tahoma gate.)
SeaTac Airport to Freeland: Approx. $41.00 – $39 seniors. Plus tip. Taxi to Tahoma approx. $15 additional for up to 3 people.
For public transportation, we recommend using the Sound Transit Trip Planner. Enter your starting point (for instance, SeaTac Airport) and destination (Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry) and they will offer various transportation options.

WHIDBEY ISLAND TAXI SERVICES

SOUTH WHIDBEY TAXI    24/7
(TONY)
(360) 321-0203  ($15 up to three people and luggage)
ALL ISLAND EXPRESS TAXI   24/7
(RAY) ($15 up to three people and luggage)
SOUND TRANSIT TRIP PLANNER
There are several ways you can get from SeaTac (Seattle Tacoma) Airport to Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery. Total travel time is determined by bus/train/ferry connections and by traffic conditions. Costs are estimated using most current information.
 SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT LINK RAIL
Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. There are several options; transfer in Lynwood. Walk on Ferry. Island Transit bus to Freeland. Taxi to Tahoma.
4 hours: approx.  $20-$40

OR

Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. Walk on Ferry. Taxi from Clinton Ferry Terminal to Tahoma.

Up to 4 hours, approx. $35.
•MUKILTEO/CLINTON FERRY SCHEDULE

WHIDBEY ISLAND TAXI SERVICES

SOUTH WHIDBEY TAXI    24/7
(TONY)
ALL ISLAND EXPRESS TAXI   24/7
(RAY) 
•ISLAND TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULE
This bus is free. Note: Island Transit does not run on weekends. No service New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

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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Sesshin

Tahoma Zen monastery holds sesshin throughout the year.

Shodo Harada Roshi leads sesshin in February, May, and September.

Daichi Roshi comes a few times a year for Kosesshin – dates are here.

Information on sesshin dates can be found here:

Guidelines for conduct, what to bring, and other details are here.

Getting to the monastery: here

Schedules (which may change) are linked below:

  • Ko sesshin: have a longer morning work period and either rest or study in the afternoon.
  • Samu sesshin: have a longer morning work period and Teisho in the afternoon
  • O sesshin: have a short work period then zazen in the morning and Teisho in the afternoon

Once you’ve explored the information on these links you can contact us at: sesshin AT tahomazenmonastery DOT org