Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu

Autumn – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March

Samu is a wonderful opportunity to extend your practice into your daily life, and an ancient way of giving something valuable back to the sangha through the generosity of your labour. It’s also a wonderful chance to spend some relaxed time together with your dharma buddies.

Our next samu weekend is especially important because we will celebrate the life and legacy of Tony Coote; designer, builder and mentor of our Kodoji centre.

On the Saturday we will complete the many jobs necessary to prepare the buildings and grounds for Sesshin – the usual mix of cleaning, mowing, painting, repairs, bush care as well as setting up for a Saturday night of dance and song and laughter and story telling. On Sunday we’ll prepare for a ceremony to welcome Tony’s memorial pole, to be placed just above the creek, and enjoy a luncheon feast together.

This is a big invitation to all sangha members to come along to this Samu weekend. We will need whipper snippers, electrical skills, painting hands, cleaning brushes and probably carpentry know how. Mostly we need everyone to come and join in for the great fun and pleasure of the weekend. Bring your partners, kids and dogs.

On Sunday we’ll also test out our bush cricket skills, one of Tony’s favourite games over the years of building and teaching so many of us how to swing a hammer, and saw-cut precisely to the line.

It will be a weekend of pot luck menus – food for the Saturday evening meal and Sunday’s luncheon feast. So while snacks and biscuits are good, please try and bring a substantial plate of food to help extend the meal.

Some of us will arrive on the Friday afternoon, others arrive on Saturday morning and you can even come for just the day and memorial ceremony on Sunday.

Contact: Brendon if you plan to come:  stewarts34@bigpond.com

Spring – Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September

 

 

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
25/03/2023 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
25/03/2023 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
26/03/2023 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
09/09/2023 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/09/2023 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
25/03/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - with Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
25/03/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - with Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
26/03/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - with Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
09/09/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - with Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/09/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - with Tony Coote’s Memorial Samu - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley