Tangaryo: Becoming a Formal Zen Student

Friday, February 16th, 2018
9am to 4pm

From the earliest times of Zen, those wishing to enter the path and learn the teachings would sit outside the monastery in order to demonstrate their genuine interest and aspiration. Tanga is a Japanese term that translates as “staying until the morning.”

Before sitting, one must make a request to formally study in a private interview. After receiving approval, the student participates in Tangaryo, in the company of other student candidates and formal students.

The sit lasts from 9am until 4pm, with a one hour break for lunch. It is an unstructured sit. Please bring your lunch.

At the conclusion of the sit, there is a brief tea ceremony, welcoming the new students.

If you have made a formal request to either Sensei Koshin or Sensei Chodo to enter the student teacher relationship, and have been invited to sit Tangaryo, please RSVP with Jushin Morrow at jushin@zencare.org