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TAHOMA ONE DROP ZEN MONASTERY

MONASTERY MESSAGES

APRIL 2017

For information about visiting,
or special events at Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery,
please contact Tony Dairyō Fairbank at
phone: 360.331.4142
email:   tahoma@whidbey.com
website: www.tahomazenmonastery.org 
or

http://onedropzen.org/community/usa/tahoma_sogenji

Whitman College Students at Tahoma March 2017. Dairyo, Shogan, and Ash hosted the visitors, the 17th year Whitman College has spent Spring Break at Tahoma:

 

**Deadline for May training period is April 7 
www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application/ ***



Celebrate the birthday of the Buddha 
An evening at WaterMoon Dojo on April 8, 2017 with Daichi Roshi


From 6 pm please join us for a traditional flower, sweet tea,
and sutra offering
in the zendo with a short explanation following.
There will be zazen from 7-8:30.

You are welcome to come in at anytime before 7:00.

"I am very happy to be able to come to Watermoon Dojo several times
each year from now on and I hope you will join us as we sit together
more often". -Daichi Zenni

4231 6th Ave NW
Seattle


UPCOMING TRAINING PERIODS AT TAHOMA

APRIL 4-8
with Daichi Zenni 
(this kosesshin has no opening kokuho) 
April 4, choka, sanzen, Kosesshin day 1
April 5  Kosesshin day 2
April 6  Kosesshin day 3
April 7 Kosesshin day 4 with Setsuryo (ending talk)
April 8 morning only: choka and sanzen followed by breakfast 
April 8 evening: Zazen and Buddha's Birthday at Watermoon Dojo 6-8:30 pm with Daichi

Basic daily Kosesshin schedule is usually (subject to change) 
3:50 A.M. On Cushion
4:00 Choka (morning chanting)
4:40 Zazen
5:00 Zazen, Sanzen
7:00 Breakfast
7:40 - 10:15 Work
10:15 - 10:45 A.M tea break
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 Kaichin
9:30 Yaza

Attendees are welcome to participate in part or all of the days when Daichi is here. Sitting only in morning or evening is fine. This is a "working" sesshin. There is no formal charge; however, there is a suggested daily donation of $50, and offerings of food, evening tea offerings, savory or sweet, and offerings for the maintenance of the monastery, are appreciated. Please consider coming early and departing late to assist with preparation and clean up. 


KOSESSHIN with HARADA ROSHI May 5-7
Kokuho is Friday evening, May 5. Two full days of sitting. 

SAMU SESSHIN with HARADA ROSHI May 8-15
Osesshin begins with an afternoon lecture by Shodo Harada Roshi Monday, May 8. Time to be confirmed. Kokuho is Monday evening, May 8.  Samu Osesshin concludes the evening of May 15.
 
KOSESSHIN with DAICHI ROSHI May 17-24 
Kokuho is Wednesday evening, May 17.  Seven full days of sitting.

JULY 12-19 WITH DAICHI ROSHI

Please find the online application here,
Deadline for May training period is April 7 
www.tahomazenmonastery.org/sesshin/sesshin-application/

Acceptance emails will be sent soon after the deadline date.  
The maximum cost for the month is $500.  The cost of Osesshin is $350.  The cost of kosesshin is $50/day.

Upon confirmation of acceptance please send checks to:
Rozan Lenny Gerson
2552 NE 46th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Questions? lenogerson@gmail.com


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 with all NEW topics.

Talks will be held in Seattle at Nalanda West, the 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. Most lectures will be presented twice, once in Seattle and again on Whidbey Island. With a subscription you may attend any and all lectures; without subscription you may pay per lecture at the door. 

In Seattle, talks will be Friday or Saturday nights, 7 – 8:30 pm, at Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave North
or at Water Moon Dōjō4231 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 (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 A SEPTEMBER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.*

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 exception: SATURDAY, NOT a Friday night) 
& AUG 20 SUNDAY
Thomas Yuho Kirchner
August 19. Saturday, Seattle. Nalanda West. 7- 8:30
August 20. Whidbey Island. 1 -2:30/3:00 pm
More information about Thomas Yuho Kirchner (here)

SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA):
Shodo Harada Roshi 
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. Nalanda West. 7-8:30 pm
Oct 22. Whidbey Island.  1-2:30/3:00 pm
More information about Jan Chozen Bays (here)


NOVEMBER 10 and 12
Victor Sogen Hori, a well published scholar and ordained Rinzai monk, 
is a scholar of Asian religion, culture, and Buddhist philosophy and former Associate Professor for the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. 
Seattle. Nov 10
Whidbey Island. Nov 12; Tahoma Zen Monastery. 1-2:30/3:00 pm
Sogen's bio can be seen (here)    

Entire lecture series $100.00 USD. Fees go to support the costs of the series, so we can bring these esteemed teachers to our region. Please consider supporting the entire series even if you cannot attend all the lectures. Please pay for entire series by Paypal here or by sending a check for $100 made to ODZA (One Drop Zendo Association), 6499 Wahl Rd, Freeland WA, 98249. 
Series holders' names will be on a list at the door. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in.Your PayPal receipt is proof of purchase, and you should receive an acknowledgement email automatically upon purchase. We will attempt to send you reminder emails for all the lectures. 

Individual events are available at the door for $20 per lecture in Seattle at and $10 at Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery.  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.

Thank you for attending, and thank you for supporting Harada Roshi's efforts and the dedication and wisdom these speakers bring to this series. 

Subscription rates cover your admittance to any and all lectures. 
Pay your subscription, and more details, lecturer bios, addresses etc: here
https://www.tahomazenmonastery.org/our-first-lecture-series/

 

Donations of flowers for the sanzen room, sweets or savory treats and tasty herbal teas for evening sarei service, fresh veggies and fruits are always welcome, during Kosesshin and Osesshin times.  Thank you!

DAILY ZAZEN SCHEDULE at TAHOMA

Choka (morning chanting
      and zazen)                     5:00 – 6:00 a.m.
Morning Zazen              605 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Evening Zazen              6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

We do zazen (sitting meditation) in periods of 25 minutes with a few minutes of break in between.  Please be in the Zendo and on a cushion ten minutes before zazen begins.  If you arrive after a period has started, please wait in the entrance area on a cushion until the period ends before coming into the Zendo. 
Chairs and kneeling benches are freely available.

Residents of the Monastery follow this schedule; however, non-residents are welcome to drop in anytime for one or more periods without previous announcement.


Tahoma's Barred Owl by Dairyo WEEKLY SUNDAY ZAZENKAI 

Sundays at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Zazenkai includes sutra chanting, zazen, short Qigong exercise, and a brief reading from texts by Shodo Harada Roshi. Afterward, tea and sweets are served in the dining hall, and there is an opportunity for questions, discussion, and conversation.

 

"May we always live in a way that makes us worthy to receive your offerings."     

CONTACTS

Head Monk:
Tony Dairyō Fairbank

ADDRESS:
Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery
6499 Wahl Road
Freeland, WA 98249

Email:   tahoma@whidbey.com
Phone:  360.331.4142

ONE DROP SEATTLE WATERMOON DOJO: 
http://onedropzen.org/community/usa/odz_seattle

Due to Roshi's busy schedule this year, we are currently not accepting any new questions at this time

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