Samu is Japanese for 'work-practice.' Have you noticed that humans are rigid about how we do things? We do things my way. In samu we are invited to harmonize with others. Looking closely at my way opens the path to Buddha’s Way. Buddha's Way isn't a theory. It is what happens when we do things together.
Samu Sunday begins with morning zazen. Breakfast is eaten in oryoki style. Oryoki training (or refreshing) is offered the week before the event. Zen Center oryoki sets are available to borrow if you do not have your own.
Wear comfortable clothes for sitting in the zendo and bring clothes and shoes for working outdoors.
All tools are provided. There will be engaging activity for every ability. Fifteen minutes before the end of samu is tool-care and cleanup, and we bow out together at the end.
Samu Sunday is an opportunity to ask questions and receive instruction.
8:00 am zazen
8:40 am kinhin
8:50 am zazen
9:30 am service
10:00 am informal oryoki breakfast
11:00 am samu
1:30 pm end