Dear One Drop Sangha and Friends,
Once again the planning team write with sad news – we are cancelling the upcoming sesshin.
Roshi and Chisan are unable to travel to the USA, and have asked that we cancel the February Sesshin at Tahoma and the ko-sesshin in Los Angeles and Mexico.
The current wave of Omicron has created significant travel restrictions that have led to this unhappy decision. Japan is now requiring all returnees to quarantine at a designated hotel upon re-entering the country and flights between Osaka and the West coast are reducing to one per week.
Along with these difficulties the potential for a large surge in cases creates a real possibility of break-through infections at our gatherings with real health risks to all present.
Roshi and Chisan have said they hope to come in May, they ask that we keep that time available and plan to meet together then.
With deep regret,
Tahoma Zen Monastery Sesshin Planning Committee