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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

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.