Spring with all its fecundity means that the flora in the garden, columbarium and grounds have entered a phase of riotous growth. As we prepare our buildings and ground for May Sesshin after a long hiatus there is much work to be done and your help is needed more than ever. We will work until around noon and then a light lunch will be offered. Please join us in getting our monastery ready for summer!
April 30th 8:30am, to 12:00 (PDT). Please do not arrive overly early. Gather at the Kitchen deck. Be prepared for outside work, though we will also have inside work for those so inclined. We are able to widely spread out people if desired distanced work. Directions to Tahoma Zen Monastery: Getting Here.
Spring with all it’s fecundity means that the flora in the garden, columbarium and grounds have entered a phase of riotous growth. Without our May samu sesshin to bring many hands to the epic amount of work required your help is needed more than ever. Over the next few months we will periodically be open on Saturdays for safe Physically Distanced samu. We can have people wildly separated in the multiple regions that need work and we can all safely work out of doors. We will provide refreshments to fuel our labor and strive to keep everyone safe and happy. We hope to see you here!
April 24th 9:00am, to 12:30 (PDT). Please do not arrive overly early. Meet at the Kitchen deck and please wear your mask. Directions to Tahoma Zen Monastery: Getting Here.
The May 2019 training period at Tahoma Zen Monastery begins on Sunday May 5th. We will have a day of samu on Saturday, April 27th so that we may all work together to ready the monastery for this period of training. Samu is a natural extension of our training allowing us to freely move from work on the cushion to simple work with our hands, to the complex interactions of our daily lives. This day of samu will allow us to engage in this deep work and to share our efforts with the sangha. So please join us for any part of the work period that you can. A simple lunch will be provided after the samu period.
We will be on the regular monastery schedule on this day and everyone is welcome to come for any part of it. If you would like to come for choka and take part in the formal morning meal do let us know you are coming for planning purposes. Please email us at email@example.com.