Fushinzamu: Kitchen Cleaning

Sunday, April 21 • 1:00-3:30 pm PST 

In-person Only



Samu (work practice) traditionally refers to physical work needed to maintain the Zen temple. Fushinzamu (working together on a common project) is an integral part of practice. This Sunday, we will work together to maintain ZCLA’s kitchen. This is a task done in the spirit of generosity or dana paramita. During Fushinzamu we bring the concentration and awareness cultivated in zazen into our activities, seeing that there is no separation between meditation and activity. The temple gates are everywhere. It is also a chance to work shoulder to shoulder with other members and non-members, and thus brings the Sangha closer together. Come for all or part of this morning as we engage in this age-old group practice, taking care of work needed around the Zen Center. All are welcome to attend.

Join for all or part of the day:

8:30-9:00 a.m. Gate of Sweet Nectar Service

9:00-9:35 Zazen 9:35-9:45 Outside Walking

9:45-10:20 Zazen

10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Eco Dharma Chat by Preceptor Bill Earth-Mirror Corcoran

[Lunch for Fushinzamu participants]

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fushinzamu


This event is provided without a fee, but please consider making a small donation to ZCLA to support our programs.


(If you have any questions, please contact programsteward@zcla.org)