Buddha’s Robe Sewing Retreat 2023, CC 1/11 – 1/13

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jan 11, 2023 / 5:25am - Jan 13, 2023 / 6:30pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

Wednesday, January 11, 5:25 am – Friday, January 13, 6:30 pm

In the City Center Sewing Room

Register by Tuesday, January 3 (this date has been extended for an opening due to a cancellation – see below)

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.

This retreat is open to all students who have been given permission by their teachers to sew a rakusu and/or an okesa.

Participants are encouraged to join the temple community for the morning program beginning with zazen at 5:40 am (han starts at 5:25 am) through work circle at 9 am. Then there is sewing in the sewing room until lunch at 12:30 pm. After a short break, sewing continues until evening zazen at 5:40 pm (han starts at 5:25 pm). After the evening meal at 6:30 pm attendees are invited to optional sewing until 8:30 pm.

Participants are encouraged to join the community for the Wednesday evening Dharma Talk, services, meals, and all periods of zazen.

It is highly recommended to book accommodations and stay in the building during the whole sesshin.

  • This offering is open to those who have reviewed the Covid-19 protocols pertaining to this event and have fulfilled the "Safety Preparations Prior to Arrival," including filling out and submitting the Covid-19 Safety Questionnaire. (More information will be provided in the letter that will be sent after you have registered.)

Please complete this process and then click “Register Online” below.

If you would like more information about the retreat, you may contact Tim Wicks via email – timothywicks@comcast.net.

Fee Information
  • General $350
  • Current SFZC Members $315

Separate, additional cost for room and meals is $75 per day. A reservation can be made as part of the registration process.

To inquire about fee options, please contact the reservations office at 415-354-0360.

Register Online – due to a cancellation, one spot has opened that includes accommodation (see above).

Or call 415-354-0360.

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