The kesa is the clothing of Buddha. Originally Shakyamuni Buddha collected old rags, washed and dyed them with earth – kesa means “earth colour” -, carefully assembled them point by point, and then put them on.
The kesa has since been handed down from master to disciple.

The sewing of the kesa obeys very precise rules stemming from tradition.
One generally sews it oneself, in a great concentration stemming from the mind of zazen.

This workshop is open to anyone who thinks they will one day receive the precepts of Buddhism or become a monk.

 

Kesa sewing workshop - November 2022

  • Arrival : Thursday November 24th between 3 & 6pm.
    Departure : Sunday November 27th after lunch.
    Your stay is to be paid on the day of arrival, in cash or by check.

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