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)
7:20am Han / Kinhin (or break)
7:30am: Dharma talk
8:30am Conclude with a few minutes for chatting
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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The special Rohatsu schedule starts Sunday, Dec. 1st and ends on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Zazen will start at 6:30a.m. each day, ending with a mini-sesshin on Dec. 8th.
The mini-sesshin will include a breakfast of oatmeal, fruit compote, peanut butter, raisins, sugar,and granola. If you would like to donate or cook any of these items, reply to this email.
Zazen Schedule for Rohatsu
Sunday, 12/1: 6:30-7:30 AM
Monday, 12/2: 6:30-7:30 AM & 7-8:30 PM
Tuesday, 12/3: 6:30-8:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/4: 6:30-7:30 AM
Thursday, 12/5: 6:30-7:30 AM
Friday, 12/6: 6:30-7:30 AM
Saturday, 12/7: 6:30-8:30 AM
Sunday, 12/8: 6:30-11:15 AM
(formal breakfast at 8AM, Sitting for part of mini-sesshin is allowed.)
One Day Zen Retreat (Kosesshin) with Zen Priest Daichi Zenni.
Monday May 28 (Memorial Day) Water Moon Dojo, 4232 6th Ave NW. Seattle. 10 am – 9 pm.
10 am orientation, zazen, 12 noon lunch, 2 pm zazen, 4 pm light supper, break, 5:30 sanzen instruction (sanzen is one on one teacher instruction) and zazen, 6:30 sanzen with Daichi Zenni, 8:15 tea and chanting.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: (731) 599-2837
4231 6th Ave NW, Seattle
5:30 ~ 8:30 pm
(5:30 open sitting; 6-7 pm talk on
sanzen and what is sesshin; 7 pm Q & A;
period of zazen; ending with tea)
Rozan Lenny Gerson
2552 NE 46th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
Seattle’s center for zazen, in the Rinzai tradition of Yamada Mumon, Shodo Harada, and Daichi Zenni Roshis, is located on the western edge of Fremont neighborhood in Seattle at 4231 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 Meyers.*
Currently we offer zazen [followed by tea] on Monday nights from 7 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday mornings from 6:30 – 8:30 am *, Thursday mornings from 6:30 – 7:30 am, and Saturday morning from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. [*Note: Tuesday morning zazen hosts a longer choka/sutra chanting.]
It is recommended to wear comfortable (subdued color) clothing. We have zafus, zabutons, a few seiza benches and chairs if needed but feel free to bring your own cushion(s).
Kindly remove shoes by the door. Please arrive before the start times as we do begin promptly. If you need instruction, please email or call the number below and arrange a time.
If you need to leave zazen early, you can quietly slip out during kinhin (walking meditation).
Please let us know if you need orientation to zen practice or any other questions. Updates or changes in the schedule will be posted here.
Arigato & deep bow…
For more information contact: japaneseacupuncture(at)icloud.com (206.930.1238).