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11 June, 2021 ◷ 20:00 - 13 June, 2021 ◷ 16:0060€
12th and 13th of June at Shorin-Ji
In this sesshin, samu time is dedicated to the sewing of the kesa, together with practicing zazen intensively.
The kesa is the robe given by the Buddha to his disciples. It is traditionally made from tissues that nobody wants: rags eaten by the rats, funerary shrouds, or cloths used for menstruation that were carefully washed and dyed in an earth like color. Afterwards, the pieces are put together by sewing them in a very precise way till this tunic, it’s tracing evoking the rice fields nearby the Ganges, is made. In that period, kesa and begging bowl were the only possessions of a monk.
The kesa has been transmitted since the Buddha until our days together with zazen. Both are united intimately. Its making is a practice demanding to be exact and, at the same time, to be oneself. The kesa’s transforming and liberating potential is already present at the first moment in which we decide to sew it. At every instant and with each sewing point, the rags become a source of abundance and happiness.
The sesshín will be conducted by our master Bárbara Kosen, who since immemorial times has devoted herself to go deeper into the practice of zazen and the sewing of the kesa.
Arrival is set for Friday 11th of June in the afternoon.
The cost of the sesshin is 60 €. Those who are not members of the Taisen Deshimaru Zen Association must pay an additional fee of 20 € for their registration, valid for a year.
People who have no experience in zazen and the sewing of the kesa must consult before they sign up.
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org / 673 500 614 / 686 656 169