Nyoho-e Sewing Workshop

10/21/2011, 7:00pm - 10/23/2011, 12:00pm at Myoshinji

Rev. Zuiko Redding, resident teacher at Cedar Rapids Zen Center, will lead us in a weekend workshop on rakusu and okesa making. Rev. Zuiko received extensive training from both Tomoe Katagiri (Katagiri Roshi's wife) and Rev. Rido Murakami, the sewing teacher and tenzo at Zuioji in Japan. The style of sewing is called "nyoho-e” and came from Eko Hashimoto and Kodo Sawaki, who encouraged returning to the simple ways of ancient practice. In the late forties they invited a monk from Sri Lanka to come to Japan and show them Theravadan monastic practice. Nyoho-e ("clothing according to Dharma") came from this. Participants can sew a rakusu or participate in the group sewing of an okesa. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. Workshop participants should plan to arrive on Friday evening by 7 PM and the workshop will conclude on Sunday about noon. After registering, participants will be contacted with further information about supplies. Cost of the workshop is $75.