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Tahoma-san Sogenji Zen Monastery

For information about visiting
or special events at Tahoma 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
 

MAY 2017

MAY TRAINING PERIOD IS HERE!

Harada Roshi and Daichi Roshi will travel May 4 to Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit with Lynn Scott, Dainin Koji's sister. They will arrive at Tahoma May 5 bringing Dainin's ashes with them. 

MAY SCHEDULE: 

KOSESSHIN with HARADA ROSHI May 5-7
Two full days of sitting. 

WISDOM LECTURE SERIES PUBLIC TALK by Harada Roshi in Tahoma San Sogenji Zen Monastery Zendo Monday, May 8th  ~  1- 3 p.m. on “Hakuin Zenji's Song of Zazen”. $10 at the door, cash or check. Books and calligraphies will be for sale. 

SAMU SESSHIN with HARADA ROSHI May 8-15
(Kokuho is Monday evening, May 8. Supper will be available at 4pm, Orientation meeting at 5 pm. Samu Osesshin concludes sometime after 9pm the evening of May 15)

KOSESSHIN with DAICHI ROSHI May 17-24 
Kokuho is Wednesday evening, May 17.  Seven full days of sitting on May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. 
There will be sanzen morning of May 25. 

May 25 evening there will be zazen with Daichi Roshi at WATERMOON DOJO in Seattle. 

JULY WITH DAICHI ROSHI
Daichi Roshi will come to Tahoma for a Kosesshin July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Attendance is open to all, part time or full time. People who work during the day can attend only morning or evening sitting. Please RSVP by calling Dairyo at the monastery (360) 331-4142 or writing your dates of coming and going at Tahoma@whidbey.com
Daichi Roshi will visit Watermoon Dojo July 18 before departing for Japan. 

Donations of fresh flowers, fragrant teas, mid morning work snacks, evening tea snacks both savory and sweet, and fresh vegetables are always welcome at the monastery, If you have extra alarm clocks, those are appreciated. The monastery exists entirely on donations. Any donations from the group in the form of time, work around the grounds, money, or material objects is what keeps this place thriving. Many thanks. 

*If you are organizing your travel plans to and from the monastery, please plan to spend the day after Sesshin helping with clean up. Please organize your own travel to and from the monastery, Taxis are available to the monastery property. Directions and travel info to the monastery is here. *
 



WISDOM LECTURE SERIES 
2017 Dharma Wisdom Talks: Present Day Reflections on Buddhism

The Wisdom Lecture Series is being presented in 2017 with new topics.

Talks will be held in Seattle at Nalanda West, the Watermoon Dojo in Fremont, and on Whidbey Island at Tahoma Zen Monastery. 

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 TALK WILL BE ON MONDAY MAY 8, 1-3 pm*

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)    

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. 

More details, lecturer bios, addresses etc: here

 



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, two short periods of zazen, a short Qigong exercise, and a brief reading from spiritual texts.  Afterward, tea and sweets are served in the dining hall, and there is an opportunity for questions, discussion, and community 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
Directions to the monastery here.
Email:   tahoma@whidbey.com
Phone:  360.331.4142

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

© One Drop Zendo Assn. 2016

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