April 16th, 2022
-In-person and Online-
Each month during the Spring Kessei we deepen our practice, ramping up toward our May Sesshin. On April 16th, we gather for a full day of practice. For this day we will follow our spring retreat schedule, which allows for more samu time as the demands of the ground in the spring are unrelenting. We will continue our examinations of the three essentials of Zen (Chan) Practice: Root of Great Confidence, Fury of Great Determination and Great Apprehension and Uncertainty. We will use Torei Enji’s Discourse on the Inexhaustible Lamp of the Zen School and the Chan Whip Anthology by Jeffery Broughton as our primary texts.
All of the events of this retreat are open for in-person and drop-in attendance if you are fully vaccinated. While one can drop into any of the periods without prior notice, if you wish to attend the whole day, or through any of the meals you must contact us in advance. This will also be the first event since the summer for which we will be open for residential stays for those fully vaccinated. If you’d like to make it a weekend event from Friday through Sunday or an overnight please contact us to make arrangements.
We will continue to broadcast these retreats via Zoom for those unable to join us. We will begin the online broadcast during regular Friday evening zazen and conclude after Sunday’s Zazenkai allowing for one to be able to extend ones practice beyond the full day.
Essential Information for those Joining Online
• Download the full schedule: Daylong Retreat Schedule
• The sutra book we will be using can be downloaded here: Virtual Sutra book
• Read these posts: Guidelines for Virtual Events and Orientation to Virtual Sesshin.
• To receive the links for Virtual Events by email: Tahoma Virtual Events mailing list.
Friday, April 15th
6:30pm to 8:20pm: Zazen
Saturday, April 16th
5am to 7am: Choka; Zazen
10:30am to Noon: Zazen
2pm to 4:00pm: Dharma Talk; Zazen
6:00pm to 8:45pm: Zazen
Sunday, April 17th
5am to 6:30am: Choka; Zazen
8:00am to 9:30am:: Zazenkai
Zoom Link: [Event has passed]
Saturday April 16th
|5:00am||Choka (sutras p.3-14); Sampai; Han|
|5:40am||Zazen (short period); Kinhin|
|7:00am||Breakfast; Cleanup; Break|
|10:30am||Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin|
|Noon||Lunch; Cleanup; Break|
|2:00pm||Dharma Talk; Kinhin|
|4:15pm||Physical/Outside practice [self-directed]|
|5:00pm||Dinner (informal, optional); Cleanup; Break|
|6:00pm||Uninterrupted Zazen; Han Kinhin;|
|7:00pm||Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin|
|8:45pm||Han; Closing Sutra (p.17); Sampai|
Events in Bold will be streamed.
Please email us with any questions: Contact Information
This retreat is offered without charge, however there are costs to us for food, utilities, printing and operations. So please do consider making a donation online or in person with this in mind.