with Zenkei Blanche Hartman
, and assistants
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm
Alternate Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm (check with front office)
Sewing Room, 308 Page Street
This class is to assist those who have received permission from their teacher to sew a rakusu or okesa in preparation for receiving precepts and a robe in Jukai or Shukke Tokudo. People who have already sewn a rakusu or okesa and are interested in learning to assist as sewing teachers are welcome to come and help.Rakusu Sewing Instructions
are available on the web site under Teachings
.A donation of $50 to $250 is suggested for sewing materials and instruction, with an additional donation for the ceremony.
Zenkei Blanche Hartman (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Zenkei Blanche Hartman began sitting in 1969 at the Berkeley Zen Center with Sojun Mel Weitsman and in San Francisco with Suzuki Roshi. She was priest ordained in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker and received dharma transmission with Sojun in 1988. Zenkei was the first woman Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, serving in that position from 1996-2003.