Virtual Zazenkai, Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Every Sunday from 8am to around 9:30am we hold virtual community zazen, or Zazenkai. It is a simple service with chanting, zazen, a short talk and chance at the end for casual conversation. Please join us online when you are able.

Zoom Meeting Link: [event has passed]

Download the Zoom Client for your computer or device. You can click on the Join Meeting Link above and it will walk you through installing the software. Do get yourself setup before the meeting. You can join the meeting early; you will simply wait until the host (Tahoma) starts the meeting. 

For more details on the Virtual Zazenkai please see this post: Virtual Zazenkai

Please note that we have setup a mailing list that will send out the Zoom link every week. This is recommended as for security reasons we may have to only mail out the link.

Click to Join the Tahoma Virtual Events Mailing List

Virtual Water Moon Dojo Visit

The second Monday of most months the head monk from Tahoma Zen Monastery visits Watermoon Dojo in Seattle, for an evening and morning service. As we are all in lockdown during this time we will observe these events virtually using Zoom. While we of course will miss our time at WMD, this does allow anyone to take part in this virtual visit. If interested in taking part, please read through our Virtual Practice Guidelines before joining the events.

Monday April 13th, from 7pm to 8:30pm
7:00pm: Chant Service (Heart Sutra, Song of Zazen, Dai Segaki)
7:15pm: Two periods of zazen
7:55pm: Han / Kinhin (or break)
8:00pm: Short talk and Q&A
8:25 Concluding zazen and chanting of the Four Great Vows

Download a PDF with all the chants here: Chant booklet

Tuesday April 14th, from 6:30am to 8:30am
6:30am Choka (chant service)
7:00am Zazen
7:20am Han / Kinhin (or break)
7:30am: Dharma talk
8:00am Zazen
8:30am Conclude with a few minutes for chatting

Note
We will follow the Tahoma Choka, except for the Enmei Jukko Kannon Gyo and after the Four Great Vows we will chant Dai Segaki for the dead and dying and conclude with Sampai.

Download sutra book here: Tahoma Sutra book
Dai Segaki can be found here: Chant booklet

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Virtual Zazenkai, April 12th, 2020

Every Sunday from 8am to around 9:30am we will hold a virtual community zazen, or Zazenkai service. It is a simply service with chanting, zazen, a short talk and chance at the end for casual discussion. Please join us online when you are able.

Zoom Meeting Link (event now past)

Download the Zoom Client for your computer or device. You can click on the Join Meeting Link below and it will walk you through installing the software. Do get yourself setup before the meeting. You can join the meeting early; you will simply wait until the host (Tahoma) starts the meeting.

For more details on the Virtual Zazenkai please see this post: Virtual Zazenkai

Virtual Zazenkai April 5th, 2020

Every Sunday from 8am to around 9:30am we will hold a virtual community zazen, or Zazenkai service. It is a simply service with chanting, zazen, a short talk and chance at the end for casual discussion. Please join us online when you are able.

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://zoom.us/j/268558905

Download the Zoom Client for your computer or device. You can click on the Join Meeting Link below and it will walk you through installing the software. Do get yourself setup before the meeting. You can join the meeting early; you will simply wait until the host (Tahoma) starts the meeting.

For more details on the Virtual Zazenkai please see this post: Virtual Zazenkai

Public Teisho During February OSesshin

Each day during the February OSesshin (February 6th – 12th) there will be a daily Teisho (dharma talk) from Shodo Harada Roshi. Talks are in Japanese with translations by Daichi Zenni. The talks begin at 1pm and it is requested that attendees arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time to walk to the zendo and get settled. There will be staff to assist with parking and making your way to zendo. There will be chairs and cushions available for seating and staff on hand to facilitate finding your seat.

Roshi will be speaking on koans from the Blue Cliff Record, please do come for this unique opportunity to hear a living Zen Master speak on the words of our Zen ancestors. 

Directions to the Monastery can be found here:
Visiting Tahoma Zen Monastery

Mumon Roshi Day

Mumon Roshi Memorial Alter
Yamada Mumon Roshi, July 16, 1900 – December 24, 1988

“Those of us who came into contact with Mumon Roshi felt him to be an exemplar of the truly developed person, one who lives each gesture and every moment beyond ego. In his every movement, he showed us that what we had read about was actually possible, that awakening was alive in an accessible human being. Mumon Roshi was clear of all attachment to any desires. In truly forgetting himself, he was beyond the need to make any further conscious efforts to let fo of ego. He was constantly, energetically, and unselfconsciously using his life to be the Way for others.”
– Daichi Zenni, writing in the forward to Yamada Mumon’s Lectures on the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Directions to Monastery

Tahoma Monastery is located on Whidbey Island, 30 miles (48 km) north of Seattle in Washington State, U.S.A.
6499 Wahl Rd. Freeland, WA 98249
Telephone – +1 (360) 331-4142
The closest airport is SeaTac, south of Seattle. It is about 2-3 hours from airport to the Monastery. Please plan to coordinate your own transportation to and from the monastery. The easiest way if not driving is to take an airport shuttle directly to the island (2 hrs) and then a taxi to Tahoma (5 minutes). Taxi service exists from the shuttle station to the monastery gate.
PLEASE INFORM TAHOMA  SO WE KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOU. If your plans change, please email AND call us so we are sure to receive the message. We prepare for your arrival and appreciate your communication. Please inform us of departure times as well.
 
MAP & DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Seattle, take the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton. Ferries run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Drive west on Highway SR 525 about 8 miles, past the stoplight at Bayview, and turn left onto Useless Bay Road. Useless Bay Road becomes Millman Road. Stay on Millman and cross Double Bluff Road. At this point Millman Road is renamed Lancaster Road. About 2 miles beyond the Double Bluff/Lancaster intersection, turn left onto Wahl Road.  Enso House is on your left about ¾ mile down the road, and the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery entrance is about ¼ mile further on the left.
•WHIDBEY SEATAC SHUTTLE
This airport to island shuttle is the most convenient and direct way to travel from Seattle Tacoma (Seatac) Airport without a car.
Phone / Reservation Inquiries:
Toll Free 
 Approx. 2 hours directly from airport to Shell gas station in Freeland. 5 minute Taxi from Shell station to Tahoma (see Taxi below. Due to revised schedules we can no longer pick people up from the Shuttle drop off. Please arrange a taxi to Tahoma gate.)
SeaTac Airport to Freeland: Approx. $41.00 – $39 seniors. Plus tip. Taxi to Tahoma approx. $15 additional for up to 3 people.
For public transportation, we recommend using the Sound Transit Trip Planner. Enter your starting point (for instance, SeaTac Airport) and destination (Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry) and they will offer various transportation options.

WHIDBEY ISLAND TAXI SERVICES

SOUTH WHIDBEY TAXI    24/7
(TONY)
(360) 321-0203  ($15 up to three people and luggage)
ALL ISLAND EXPRESS TAXI   24/7
(RAY) ($15 up to three people and luggage)
SOUND TRANSIT TRIP PLANNER
There are several ways you can get from SeaTac (Seattle Tacoma) Airport to Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery. Total travel time is determined by bus/train/ferry connections and by traffic conditions. Costs are estimated using most current information.
 SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT LINK RAIL
Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. There are several options; transfer in Lynwood. Walk on Ferry. Island Transit bus to Freeland. Taxi to Tahoma.
4 hours: approx.  $20-$40

OR

Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. Walk on Ferry. Taxi from Clinton Ferry Terminal to Tahoma.

Up to 4 hours, approx. $35.
•MUKILTEO/CLINTON FERRY SCHEDULE

WHIDBEY ISLAND TAXI SERVICES

SOUTH WHIDBEY TAXI    24/7
(TONY)
ALL ISLAND EXPRESS TAXI   24/7
(RAY) 
•ISLAND TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULE
This bus is free. Note: Island Transit does not run on weekends. No service New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.