Samu - Zen Garden and Temple Care

Sunday, July 16, 8:20 - 11:00

Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Acting Ino, Rev. Seirin Tim Schorre, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.

The word "samu" means "temple work" and is used to refer to the activities of Zen practitioners as they care for the temple grounds and buildings. Samu is done mindfully and quietly, as if the activity is part of the meditation itself. You are welcome to work indoors or outdoors.

The Sunday schedule includes a dharma talk after the period of Samu, and refreshments.