Photographs by Myo On of Tahoma during the February 2019 OSesshin.
A view of Chisan’s House, Tending Clouds and the venerable Yurt taken near the zendo after the big snow during the February OSesshin. Thanks to Sozui Schubert for the photo.
Monthly Day of Practice at Tahoma
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 offer a Practice Day the third Saturday of each month. (durning September and May when there is a full month of training there will be no day of practice.) Our standard schedule for these day’s will be:
Practice Day Schedule
|4:50||Seated in Zendo; Gosei|
|6:00||Han; Zazen; Zazen|
|8:15||Samu (Clappers; meet at deck)|
|9:30||Samu ends (Clappers)|
|9:50||Seated in Zendo; Gosei|
|10:00||Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin; Zazen; Zazen|
|1:50||Seated in Zendo; Gosei|
|2:00||Reading; Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin; Zazen; Zazen|
|4:00||Supper (optional, free-style)|
|5:20||Seated in Zendo; Gosei|
|5:30||Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin;|
|6:30||Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin; Zazen; Zazen|
|8:30||Kaichin in kitchen
The Monastery’s regularly scheduled periods of zazen from 5 am to 7am and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm will still be observed and anyone can drop in for either of these or any of the other zazen periods. You are also welcome to arrive on Friday before the Practice Day and/or stay though Zazenkai on Sunday, if you’d like to extend your practice. In all cases it is expected that the monastery’s schedule will be followed.
Please email us If you’d like to attend, especially if you will be coming early or staying later or if you have any questions: