- 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 all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)
Note that the May work day also overlaps the Zen Sewing Weekend Retreat if you have Zen sewing or repairs to do that will be available, please contact Chris Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Also we will not have doanryo training this time so we can focus more resources on the back garden. Please wear your gardening clothes if you can help out back!
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.
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 - sangha soup plus potluck
2019 Work Datys
Saturday April 6th
Saturday May 4th
Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up) *2nd Saturday*
Saturday July 6th
Saturday August 3rd
Saturday September 7th
Saturday October 5th
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