Tahoma Sogenji monastery

Sesshin Information


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This newsletter mailing list receives the announcements and applications for Tahoma's Osesshin  and Kosesshin with Harada Roshi and Daichi Zenni.  May, September, and February are the current retreat months. Daichi Zenni will be here intermittently between those months to offer short (approx 5 day) sesshin. Please read Monastery Messages for announcements. 

Applications are accepted for a limited time prior to each retreat month, following the announcement for that training period, which will be annouced ahead of time in December, March, and July. Daichi Zenni's sesshins in between month long trainings in May, Sept., and Feb., will be in Monastery Messages. To attend, write tahoma@whidbey.com or call monastery at (360) 331-4142. All sesshin are by fee or donation of approximately $50 a day. 

SESSHIN INFO can also be found on Tahoma's local blog



  • Fill out the application before the deadline.
  • Pay the registration deposit.
  • Your application will be reviewed.
  • Your place in the retreat will be confirmed approximately two weeks after your application.
  • Your confirmation will contain all the details you need to visit the Monastery, what to bring, what not to bring, directions if you are driving, etc. This is also available on our Tahoma blog

Sesshin Schedule: 

Kosesshin Schedule with Daichi Zenni

3:20 A.M. On Cushion
4:00 Choka (morning chanting)
4:40 Zazen
5:00 Zazen, Sanzen
7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Temple Cleaning
8:30 Samu (work)
9:50 On Cushion Zazen 

 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 

Osesshin Schedule


 3:20: Wake Up Bell

4:20 On Cushion

4:30 Sutras/Baito

5:00 Zazen/Sanzen

6:55 Breakfast 

8:00 Samu


9:2On Cushion

9:30 Zazen

11:55 Lunch


12:35 On Cushion

1:00 Teisho

3:00 Exercise

3:55 Supper


5:50 On Cushion

6:00 Golden Hour

7:00 Zazen/Sanzen

9:00 Sarei/Sutras

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