The "Zen Samu Practice" in April will be about building a bamboo fence for the upcoming Peony Garden which opens mid April.
"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 of different structures, 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 not only learning new skills, but also with enjoying lunch together with all kinds of different people. Switch your mind off during the "Zen Samu Practice" and spend a short moment at the Zen temple for a good cause.
［Peony Garden Clean up］
12. April 2022
10:00 AM-Noon (2h) （Reservation required）
60min Samu Practice
30min Samu Practice
05min Bento Boxes will be handed out
Peony Garden Clean up
Building of bamboo fence
Weeding of the surroundings
［Venue］ Kongoji Temple Main Hall
［Clothes］ Workout clothes
［Tools］ Bamboo saw, Japanese garden hatchet, weeding tools
(For those who do not have any tools, we have a few tools, which you can borrow. Please let us know in advance)
［Others］ Please bring your own drinks, towels and other things you need to work outside．