New Years Celebration at Tahoma

Please come and join us at Tahoma Zen Monastery for our annual New Years Celebration. We will begin with a potluck in the kitchen. The Monastery will provide hot spiced cider and a dish or two. Please bring a vegetarian main, side, snacks or desert.

Then we will retire to the Zendo for a series of zazen and kinhin. You can always “sit out” a period of zazen, leaving during a stretch break or kinhin and taking a break, having a snack, or what-have-you, returning during another kinhin or stretch break.

At 11:30 we will have a short chant service and ceremony followed by the traditional 108 strikes on the temple Kansho Bell at midnight.

Do come for all or any part of the evenings activities as your schedule allows. Directions to the Monastery can be found here: Directions to Tahoma.
If you have any questions do contact us: Contact Information.

New Years Celebration Schedule
6:30pm Potluck in the kitchen
7:30pm cleanup
8:00pm Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin
9:00pm Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin
10:00pm Zazen; Zazen; Kinhin
11:00pm Zazen;
11:30pm New Years Chanting
12:00am Bell Ringing

Tahoma Holiday Schedule

For the week of December 24th to the 31st Tahoma Zen Monastery will observe the following schedule:

December 24th
4:50am Choka (chant service) and zazen
Mumon Roshi Memorial

December 25th and 26th
No activities

December 27th and 28th
4:50am Choka (chant service) and zazen
6:20pm Zazen

December 29th
4:50am Choka (chant service) and zazen
8:00am Zazenkai followed by tea

December 30th
6:20pm Zazen

December 31st
4:50am Choka (chant service) and zazen

New Years Celebration
6:30pm Potluck in the kitchen
8:00pm-11:30pm Zazen and Kinhin
11:30pm New Years Chanting
12:00am Bell Ringing

January 1st, 2020
No Activities

January 2nd, 2020
Regular schedule resumes
4:50am Choka (chant service) and zazen
6:20pm Zazen