Tahoma Closed During September Sesshin

Tahoma Zen Monastery will be closed to the public during the September Sesshin.

This closure will run from September 5th through 15th.

During this time there will be no public events and no visitors. We ask that all respect this closure as we hold retreat and attempt to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all participants.

We will return to our regular schedule on September 16th.

Thank you.

September 2022 Osesshin ApplicationsĀ  Available

Dear One Drop Sangha and Friends,

The September 2022 Osesshin at Tahoma Zen Monastery begins with kokuho on the evening of September 5th and concludes the evening of September 12th.  Please note that applications are available to those fully vaccinated with a booster.  

Osesshin: Monday, September 5th – Monday, September 12th, 2022
Kokuho is Monday evening, September 5th.  Osesshin, led by Harada Roshi, concludes the evening of Monday, May 12th.  Full time participation is required.  The cost of Osesshin is $400.  

The application deadline for Osesshin is Sunday, July 31st.  Osesshin acceptance emails will be sent soon after the deadline date of July 31st.  Please send your sesshin fee once you have been notified of your acceptance.  Payment information will be included in the acceptance email. 

Apply here: [Registration is now Closed]


*Any help with set up before or clean up following Osesshin would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like to arrive a day or two before sesshin and/or stay a day or two after sesshin please contact the monastery to make arrangements.  The monastery email address is tahoma@tahomazenmonastery.com

*As we plan for September Osesshin, the Tahoma staff is working to organize as safe a practice period as possible.  The Covid situation is quite fluid.  We are following the Washington State regulations and will continuously update our policies to conform.  We are hopeful that we will be able to conduct our September 2022 Osesshin but recognize that our plans, as well as the dates, may need to change suddenly and without notice.  For those purchasing airline tickets please be prepared to cancel your reservations. 

*We recommend that persons who are immunocompromised or have chronic medical issues not attend this practice period. 

*There may be a waitlist for this Osesshin.  Those on the waitlist will be contacted immediately as spaces become available. 

Thank you,
Rozan Lenny Gerson
Osesshin registrar
Tahoma Zen Monastery