Tahoma Autumn/Winter 2023 Schedule

November 23rd
5am: Regular morning service.
No evening meditation.

November 24th
No morning service.
6:30pm: Regular evening meditation.

December 3rd
Zazenkai 8am. In person and online. Start of Rohatsu Sesshin.
Details: Rohatsu Retreat.

December 4th-7th
5am: Regular morning service.
6pm-8:45pm : Extended evening meditation in observance of Rohatsu.
All events offered in person and online.
Details: Rohatsu Retreat.

December 8th and 9th
Rohatsu Weekend Retreat. In person and online.
Details: Rohatsu Retreat.

December 10th, Bodhi Day Ceremony and Holiday Gathering
8am: Bodhi Day ceremony during our regular Zazenkai. Open to all.
9:30am: Followed by an informal holiday gathering.
Details: Rohatsu Retreat And Bodhi Day Ceremony.

December 23rd, 2023 – January 5th, 2024
Winter closure: no online or in-person events

January 6th, 2024
Regular daily schedule resumes.

All days not specifically listed will be on our regular schedule. Please see our Calendar for the events offered for each day. This is kept up to date with any changes to the daily schedule.

Tahoma Schedule Update


Please note there will be no morning service from October 2nd – 21st. Evening Zazen and Sunday Zazenkai will continue as normal.

Monday through Saturday
Evening Zazen: 6:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Evening Zazen: 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Zazenkai (community practice): 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.. 
Followed by informal tea to around 10a.m.

Always check our calendar before coming, if there isn’t an entry for a given day then there is no event that day.

Tahoma Autumn/Winter 2022 Schedule

December 3rd
No Events in preparation for Rohatsu

December 4th
Zazenkai – in person and online. Start of Rohatsu Sesshin.

December 4th-11th
Rohatsu Sesshin. In person and online. Details: Rohatsu 2022

December 24th
Mumon Roshi Memorial. 5am, in-person only.

December 25th-31th
Winter closure: no online or in-person events

December 31st
New Years Ceremony. See here for details.

January 1st, 2023 – New Years Day
No Events

January 2nd, 2023
Regular Schedule resumes

Late Summer/Autumn 2021 Tahoma Guidance

Vaccination required at all events.
Masks required for indoor events.

As per WA State guidelines masks are required for indoor activities for the fully vaccinated. Additionally we will continue operate at 50% capacity and the zendo has been setup with this in mind. If one finds each seat in the Zendo occupied we ask that you come at another time. 

We are limiting drop-in attendance to our events to evening zazen only. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Our morning chant service and Sunday Zazenkai will not be available for in-person attendance.  Zazenkai will continue to be offered virtually.

It is still best practice to stay home if you feel sick and to continue to regularly wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.

While we welcome people to freely enjoy the trails we caution against visitation at this time especially if you have traveled from afar. We ask those who do come, to stay primarily on the trails and avoid the monastery grounds during our work period (8:30-1pm) Larger groups are discouraged and should be masked. Our buildings remain closed to drop in visitors.

Autumn 2021 Schedule

Monday through Saturday
Evening Zazen (meditation): 6:25 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Full vaccination and masks required.

Zazenkai (community sitting): 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Online only.  For more information see: Virtual Zazenkai

All other events are open to monastery residents only.

Masks and full vaccination required for in-person attendance.
Be prepared to show your vaccination card.

Tahoma Holiday Schedule 2020

As we come to the end of the practice period and the winter holidays we will observe the following schedule.

November 26th (Thanksgiving): No Activities
November 30th: No Evening Zazen
December 1st-8th: Rohatsu Sesshin
December 8th: No Evening Zazen
December 9th: No Activities
December 19th: Virtual Winter Solstice Sit
December 24th: No Evening Zazen
December 25th-30th: No Activities
December 31st: 11pm: New Years Sit, 12am: New Years Bell Ringing
January 1st-2nd: No Activities
January 3rd: Regular Schedule resumes

As always please see the Calendar for the most updated schedule of events.