Kodoji samu (work practice) weekends:
Autumn – Saturday 27th & 28th March
Spring – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September
Contact: Brendon Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
At the samu weekends there will be preparation for the Autumn and Spring Sesshins: lawn mowing, cleaning and tidying and
generally fixing Kodoji up. It’s also a wonderful chance to spend some time together.
We will be Covid careful: social distancing, no dinner table meals, sleeping in tents or on the verandah (not upstairs in the cottage), great care preparing food, washing and sanitising hands, and wearing a face mask is required when sitting.
Importantly beforehand, if you have any cold/flu symptoms in the days leading up to the weekend or if you have been in contact with someone living in a hotspot, please don’t come.
If you are coming please let Brendon know, so he can record your contact details to assist Covid tracing. The details have to include everyone who is with you, friends and family.
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. Explore the joy of bush regeneration, building maintenance, mowing lawns, cleaning and mending at our bush zendo. Our founding teacher, Robert Aitken, said that Zen without samu is a cult. So share with other members this most important part of your Zen journey by coming along to offer your time and skills.
All samus at Kodoji are family friendly weekends. Please bring food to share for the weekend.