Samu, or work practice, is an integral part of Zen training. It is an opportunity to bring mindful attention to all that we do. There is much outdoor work that needs to be done at the Zen Center, from weeding to clearing paths.
This is a wonderful opportunity to dwell in the quietude of the temple grounds, offering your presence and energy. Come yourself or gather friends and family! Read more »
Samu (work practice) is a wonderful opportunity for the sangha to work together in harmony to preserve and protect our temple property. It is unique to our practice to work together for these common goals. Read more »
This is a wonderful opportunity for the sangha to work together in harmony to preserve and protect our temple property. It is unique to our practice to work together for these common goals. We will have outdoor work, focusing on two main tasks after lunch on your own. Please join us!
Togan will lead a team corralling blueberries. This team will dig holes, plant posts, and assemble a fence around the blueberry plants. If you have ever used a chop saw or cordless drill,you're hired! If not, Togan will train you. Read more »
Come and help residents and Interim students prepare for O-Bon, making traditional treats and lanterns, cleaning and doing outdoor work including building the structure for the ceremonial bonfire. All are welcome; if you can come for that week, you may stay on for the O-bon commemoration free of charge. For more information and to register, contact Dai Bosatsu's office.
Please join us for a Samu Day to help prepare the grounds for the Mortgage Liberation celebration on June 23. Come for as much or as little of the time as you can, and help "liberate" the place from the robust crop of weeds sprung up after recent heavy rains.
Join us for our regular Sunday morning service and zazen. At noon we will have a vegetarian potluck lunch, followed by work practice. You can bring your own dinner or dine at one of the nearby eateries. At 7pm we will have Dharma Study, starting in the Zendo for zazen and moving to the Forman House for light snacks and discussion.
Please join us for a day of temple caretaking and preparation for winter. Daigan David Arnold will be coordinating outdoor work practice, including fall clean-up and spreading wood chips, but we will also have indoor work opportunities. Even an hour each from many hands will make light work!