Buddha’s Robe Sewing Retreat 2018, CC 6/17 – 22
Led by Christine Palmer and Timothy Wicks (City Center Sewing Teachers) with Kiku Christina Lehnherr (partial attendance)
Sunday, June 17, 2 pm through Friday, June 22, 12 noon
In the City Center Sewing Room
Register by Monday, June 11
Called in Japanese Fukuden-kai, a gathering for sewing the robe which is called a “field of blessings,” this retreat will be devoted to sewing Buddha’s robe and sitting zazen. Retreatants will join the City Center community for morning and afternoon zazen, service and soji (temple cleaning), and will sew during the day.
The retreat is open to those who have permission from their teacher to sew a rakusu in preparation for receiving the precepts, or an okesa for priest ordination. Those who have already received the precepts and wish to sew another rakusu for themselves or someone else are also welcome, as are those who are training to teach robe sewing.
If you would like more information about the retreat, you may contact Christine Palmer via email - email@example.com or Tim Wicks via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
This retreat is particularly suited for those who want to sew Buddha’s robe and are unable to attend weekly classes at City Center or Green Gulch. Participants are welcome to stay for dinner after the retreat ends on Friday.
Participants may attend all or any part of this retreat. Commuters are welcome.
Full Participation (overnight, 5 nights/6 days): $600
Register Online option available soon.
- Fees include teaching, meals, and overnight accommodations
- Accommodations: City Center Guest Rooms
Partial Participation (overnight):
To register and to reserve partial participation and accommodations, please call the SFZC Event Coordinator at 415.354.0360.
- $120 per day/night for teaching, meals and overnight accommodations
To register for Commuter Participation, please call the SFZC Event Coordinator at 415.354.0360.
- $65 full day (includes lunch only)
- $30 half-day (excluding any meals)
- $10 suggested meal donation
There will be a request for dana (a donation) for the teachers during the retreat.
Please register in advance for full or partial attendance. In the event of the retreat selling out, please contact City Center to talk through alternative options: 415.863.3136.
Registration deadline is Monday, June 11.
To register and to reserve accommodations, please call the City Center office at 415.863.3136.