- 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 on many of the 1st Saturdays of the month.
Schedule - after our usual early morning meditation practice and potluck breakfast (6am - 9:00am) we'll begin work at 9am, continue until noon when we'll enjoy a potluck lunch together. Closing about 1:00pm.
Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.
‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’~Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
7:40am service & soji
8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
9:00am Work Begins
12:10pm Potluck Lunch
2017 Work Days
Saturday January 7th
Saturday April 1st
Saturday May 6th
Saturday June 3rd (Samish pack-up)
Saturday July 1st
Saturday September 2nd
Saturday October 7th
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.