Buddha’s Robe Sewing Retreat, CC 7/19 - 7/21 - registration closed

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jul 19, 2023 / 5:25am - Jul 21, 2023 / 6:30pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

Wednesday, July 19, 5:25 am – Friday, July 21, 6:30 pm

In the City Center Sewing Room

Register by Wednesday, July 12

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.

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 by Wednesday, July 12.

Registration is now closed.

Or call 415-354-0360.

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