Practice Schedule August 28th-September 1st

During the week of Monday, August 28th through Friday September 1st we will be observing our regular practice schedule, with opportunities for mediation, chanting and work practice. Please join us if you are able and interested in engaging in a sampling of monastic practice

Tuesday through Friday early morning
Choka (sutra chanting): 4:50 a.m. – 5:50 a.m.
Kinhin (walking meditation): 5:50a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Zazen (meditation): 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Monday through Friday morning
Samu (work practice): 8:30am – 12noon

Monday through Friday evening
Zazen (meditation): 6:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Kinhin (walking meditation): 7:20p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Zazen: 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m

These events are open for the public, and one is able to come to either of the two blocks in the evening or morning, arriving or departing during the walking meditation.

Additionally from Monday through Friday we will be working on a housing project, garden work and preparations for our upcoming week long retreat. This samu (work practice) period is open for drop in for anyone who like to assist with these projects and help us to get the monastery ready for our September Retreat. There will always be lunch served after the work practice.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to make any arrangements.

Zendo Roof Replacement

A few years ago we compiled a list of the major capitol projects that needed to be undertaken at Tahoma to maintain the integrity of our buildings and facilities. While we have needs for new structures to continue to facilitate and develop as a place of training it is incumbent upon us to maintain existing assets as they are an essential part of the monastery. The first of these major projects to have been undertaken was to update and modernize the pumping systems allowing well water to continue to flow. This system is now able to be run off a generator and during the dozen or so power outages we have experienced in the last six months it has performed admirably.

Fujaku working on the skylights
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