A new program "Zen Samu Practice" will start in March 2022.
"Samu" is a very important part of Zen Buddhism. During the training to become a Zen Monk, not only Zen Meditation and Sutra reading is a main task, but also daily works, such as garden maintenance, building, cleaning, and cooking. These daily tasks in the life of a Zen Monk are called "Samu".
The basic content of the "Samu" program is to work together with the Zen Monk and help maintaining the temple and its surroundings paired with a joyful lunch with all attendees. Switch your mind off during the "Zen Samu Practice" and spend a short moment at the Zen temple for a good cause.
［Spring Equinox Clean up］
11. March 2022
10:00 AM-01:00 PM (3h) （Reservation required） ※Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the time will be 10:00-12:00 (2h)
60min Samu Practice
30min Samu Practice
60min Lunch Lunchtime is canceled during Coronavirus Pandemic. Take Out - Bento boxes will be handed out.
Spring Equinox Clean up
Weeding of Front Garden
Weeding of Sando
Weeding of Zen Garden
［Venue］ Kongoji Temple Main Hall
［Clothes］ Workout clothes
［Others］ Please bring your own drinks, towels and other things you need to work outside.
If you have a weeding sickle, please bring it with you.
(For those who do not have weeding tools, we have a few tools, which you can borrow.)