Please visit our Endowment Fund page for information on the start of securing Hokoji's  future.


Hokoji  Phoenix Light Temple
a place to practice zazen

The real purpose of practice is to discover the wisdom
which you have always been keeping with you.
― Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi

We are very grateful to all who have donated to Hokoji
At Hokoji, we rely completely on donations (dana) for upkeep and improvements.

With your donations we will better serve our mission of providing a beautiful and functional facility for the practice of Zazen, for our community of practicing Zen students, the local community as a whole, and for the benefit of all sentient beings.

2017 Annual Appeal and the little black cap

We have a $5,000 annual appeal goal and a donor to match your gift 100%.

The bathroom restoration is 65% complete.  If you are able, we humbly ask for continued support to finish this project.

Please mail cash/check Annual Appeal donations to:

Cara Fox  125 Dow Road    Deer Isle,  Maine 0462

Include your mailing address.

Your $75 donation earns you a free Hokoji beanie, with our thanks.

Your $100 donation earns you 2 beanies!

Any gift amount is greatly appreciated. 

Hokoji is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Your cash donations to us are tax deductible.

The little black caps we have left after the annual appeal will be for sale for $20-----$10 of which goes to the Bathroom Restoration Fund.

Thank you all for your support and generosity.

General Dana 

A mail-in cash general donation may be sent to:

Hokoji Taos,  PO Box 245, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514-0245.

Or you may donate on-line through the PayPal Donate button above.

Hokoji is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Your cash donations to us are tax deductible.

Donations for Sesshin
You may also donate any amount you are able for attending Sesshin via the PayPal button above.
 Payment is not required to attend Sesshin.

We suggest a $40 per day gift for those eating and staying overnight at the Community House during retreats, but attending Sesshin is not contingent on giving money. You are welcome at Hokoji regardless of your ability to offer cash.


People giving their time, their warmth, their muscle power and their know-how are what keep Hokoji operating as a community. We welcome newcomers, out-of-town visitors, and the Zen-curious to come and lend a hand on one of house and yard clean-up days. Come pick up a rake, push a wheelbarrow, pull weeds, or team up with a Hokoji member for spring house cleaning. We look forward to sharing Hokoji with you.

We also appreciate monetary and material donations as they relate to planned Hokoji projects. Please contact for further information.

Bathroom Restoration Fundraising Success   Our Capital Campaign is complete. Read more.

In 2015:


  Hokoji housed more than 40 sesshin attendees

  Ian Hakuryu Forsberg performed 3 precept ceremonies, ordained 1 priest, officiated 2 weddings, gave 80 dharma talks

  We held 49 Thursday evening meditations and 6 Sunday half-day meditations

 Approximately 25 people spent overnights stays at Hokohi on personal retreats in the Community House and yurt

We average 8 overnight guests per sesshin

The zendo is open every day


Hokoji was founded and survives on generosity. Through the spiritual, material, and monetary contributions, of those too many to mention here, the temple community quietly grows and nourishes. Your dana (donations) and volunteering are welcome.


Evening zazen: every Thursday at 5:30 pm.      Hokoji is open every day.    Please join us in respect for stillness and sanctuary.