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5-Day Rakusu Sewing Workshop - ON SITE (in Godo)
5-Day Rakusu Sewing Workshop - ON SITE (in Godo)

Mon, Sep 09



5-Day Rakusu Sewing Workshop - ON SITE (in Godo)

Join us on site for this unique and rare opportunity to create your own rakusu! This rakusu sewing week is open to everyone. 10-20% member discount.

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – Sep 13, 2024, 12:00 PM

Godo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA


About This Event

Sewing each stitch we recite, “I take refuge in the Buddha, I take refuge in the Dharma, I take refuge in the Sangha.”

Taking refuge in the Buddha Family is “receiving the precepts.”

This Rakusu Sewing Week is an important preparation, first of all, for the Jukai recipients for the Jukai Ceremony on November 9, 2024. A rakusu is “bib-like” garment worn around the neck symbolic of Buddha’s robe. If you are not able to finish your rakusu you must finish it at home. You have two months prior to the Jukai Ceremony to finish the rakusu and be guided if you need help by Kashin in any sewing questions.

Anyone who wants to donate, help or repair their rakusu are all welcome.

“We are going back to the root of our origin and once again share the Jukai ceremony with our great sangha.”

When: September 9–13, 2024

Time: 9:00 am –12:00 noon, Lunch, 1:30–3:30 pm & 7:00–9:00 pm (morning only on Friday, September 13)

Where: Godo

Fee:  $100 including materials (plus $15/lunch)

Lodging: If you wish to stay overnight during the workshop, please contact the Office for accommodation options (room & board additional for $85-$160/night). Phone: 707-545-8105 | Email:

10-20% Member Discount on workshop and overnight fee. (Please log in first to receive the discount.)

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 20% off this event at checkout


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