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6:00 am Saturday Morning Zazen
Saturday Morning Zazen
Dec 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.
9:30 am Saturday Zazen & Lecture
11:00 am Community Work Day
12:00 pm Buddha’s Enlightenment Celebration & Crafts Sale
Buddha’s Enlightenment Celebration & Crafts Sale
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Buddha’s Enlightenment Celebration: December 8 & 9, 15 & 16 12 pm to 6 pm each day. Our annual celebration and holiday crafts sale. This year we’re holding it 2 weekends at Great Tree in Alexander, NC. Holiday gifts created by local crafts persons and special baked goods on sale. Drop by between 12 pm and 6 pm each day to browse our collection of one-of-a-kind gift items. Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony led by Teijo Munnich, Saturday 12/8 at 2pm Donate for a Plate Sangha Dinner 12/8 at 4pm Tea & Dharma with Teijo 12/15 @ 2pm followed by Storytelling with Art Shindo Mandler 12/15 All proceeds from sales and donations go towards funding Great Tree’s progams.
1:30 pm Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sewing Okesa (Buddha’s robe) is a Soto tradition. We are currently sewing a 25-jo (row) kesa for Rev. Munnich to be worn for her Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) in the Fall of 2019. This is a long-term project and needs many hands to insure that the robe is completed in time for the ceremony. If you are interested in leaning about the kesa sewing tradition or just like hand sewing join us on most Saturday afternoons anytime after lunch. The Okesa sewing group will not meet during sesshin or when there are other events scheduled so please be sure to check the calendar. Also, if you are sewing a rakusu in preparation for taking the precepts (you don’t have to be taking them at Great Tree) and need some bring your rakusu and your questions to one of these session and we are happy…