Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.
Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together quarterly and a full weekend this summer.
Schedule - after our usual early morning meditation practice and potluck breakfast (6am - 8:45am) we'll begin work at 9am, continue until 1pm when we'll enjoy lunch together. Until about 2:30pm.
Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.
2016 Work Days
Saturday January 2nd
Saturday April 2nd
Saturday June 4th (Samish pack-up)
Weekend of July 2-3
Saturday September 3rd
Work Day Schedule:
6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
7:40am service & soji
9:00am Work Begins
2:30pm Close (Practice Committee meeting begins)
Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.
‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’~Shunryu Suzuki-roshi