April 2022 Daylong Retreat

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.

Broadcast Schedule

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

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Vernal Equinox 2022 Daylong Retreat

March 19th, 2022
-Online Only-

Join us online for a day of practice as we celebrate the start of Spring. Pushing on into the Spring Training period after our kickoff with our Winter Retreat we strive to keep up the pressure. We will continue to ramp up our practice as we head into the May Training month.  For this day we will follow our spring retreat schedule, which allows for a bit more samu time as the demands of the grounds 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.

Essential Information
• 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.

Broadcast Schedule
5am to 7am: Choka; Zazen
10:30am to Noon: Zazen
2pm to 4:00pm: Dharma Talk; Zazen
6:00pm to 8:45pm: Zazen 

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November 20th Daylong Retreat

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Staying with the practice, moment by moment, fully engaged throughout the ninety day training period we will build on our momentum with a daylong retreat in November. The last event before Rohatsu it is a perfect way to work out the kinks and acclimate to online practice. As with the rest of the Autumn Kessei we will continue to investigate the Letters of Dahui and his teachings for lay practitioners without ready access to a teacher. Truly valuable teachings for these times and for lay practice in general.    This retreat is offered virtually with limited in-person attendance, restricted to those in the local area, contact us if interested.  

Essential Information
• 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.

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July 17th Daylong Intensive


Join us for a full day of practice in July. In-person attendance is encouraged for the fully vaccinated, but we will also offer the retreat via Zoom. People are welcome to arrive before evening Zazen on Friday and stay through Zazenkai on Sunday morning for a weekend of practice. This will be the final daylong retreat before the September training month, so a good opportunity to deepen your practice beforehand.

For the fully vaccinated who would like to join us in person, please email us to make arrangements: Tahoma@tahomazenmonastery.com

For those unable to commit to the full day drop-in attendance for any of the bolded events in the below schedule is encouraged for the fully vaccinated.

Schedule

Saturday July 17th

5:00amChoka (sutras p.3-14)Han;  Kinhin
6:00amZazen; Zazen
7:00amBreakfast; Cleanup
8:15amSamu
10:30amCleanup/break
11:00amOutside Uninterrupted Zazen
11:55amLunch; Cleanup
2:00pmDharma Talk; Kinhin
3:00pmZazen; Zazen
4:00pmOutside practice
5:00pmDinner [informal; optional]; Cleanup
6:00pmUninterrupted ZazenHan; Kinhin; 
7:00pmZazenZazen; Kinhin
8:00pmZazen; Zazen
8:45pmKaichin
All times Pacific Time. Please arrive/tune in ten minutes before scheduled events.
Events in Bold will be streamed. 

A printable version of the monastery schedule is here: July 2021 Daylong Intensive.

For details on outside practice please see this text: Dewdrops on Stinging Nettles – Outside Practices

Online Retreat

For those joining us online we will broadcast four blocks throughout the day:
5am to 7am: Choka; Zazen
11am to Noon: Zazen
2pm to 4pm: Dharma Talk; Zazen
6pm to 9pm: Zazen

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Suggestions and procedure for getting the most out of a virtual retreat can be found in our Guidelines for Virtual Events and Orientation to Virtual Sesshin.

Want our Zoom links via email? Join the Virtual Events Announcement mailing list.

We are only able hold these events thanks your generous support.