Jukai: Receiving the Precepts, April 3, 2016
Every two years Rev. Munnich offers the Precepts to members of the Sangha during a ceremony in April of that year. In preparation for receiving the precepts participants must complete a rakusu (a small Buddha robe) which will be presented to them along with lineage papers during the April ceremony. The Rakusu Sewing retreat offers instruction in the contruction of a rakusu as well as Rev. Munnich’s teachings on the precepts. Participation in the Rakusu Sewing Retreat held from January 22-26, 2016 is a prerequiste for receiving the precepts and participants must also attend the Jukai Sesshin April 1-3, 2016 (registration for the sesshin opens in January) during which the precepts ceremony will be held.
This year we are pleased to welcome okesa sewing instructor Rosemary Taylor of Minnesota Zen Center who will guide us in the practice of Nyoho-e (sewing the Buddha’s robe).
If you are interested in receiving the precepts and sewing a rakusu in 2016 you must contact Rev. Munnich before the January sewing retreat to state your intention.
If you are unable to pay the full fee for a sesshin or a practice event, please contact the registrar at 828-645-2085. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay but we do ask that you consider a donation of as much as you can afford to help us continue offering this program to everyone.