Among the preparations for Jukai (Undertaking the Precepts) at our Treeleaf Sangha, we sew a Rakusu... a small version of the Buddhist robes.
Maybe most of the folks who sew a Rakusu have never really sewn anything before, yet almost all find it a beautiful experience. It, too, is Zazen.
[Click through for more, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.] . Small though it is, we say that the Rakusu is "boundless," and each stitch by stitch is all of life. We sew the world into that Rakusu, smiles and tears into that Rakusu. It is the Buddha's Robes.
If you would like more information on Jukai through our Sangha, please look here.
Today's Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.
About this Entry
This page contains a single entry by Jundo published on September 18, 2010 1:16 AM.