Zafu making experience
Zafu Making Experience
・An experience to make a zafu(a cushion used for zazen) , using cloth and threads that would otherwise be discarded due to the manufacturing process at a local textile company.
・A special experience program to practice one of the teachings o f Zen, "to utilize the life of things and reduce waste". (Zen x local industry x s ustainability)
・The only original zafu (a combination of discarded cloths and a unique design).
・Participants can not only experience Zen, but also take it home with them, so they can use it in their own lifestyles.
・The project is a sustainable story that contributes to the loca l industry, as the local textile industry is declining and the surplus materials are upcycled for use.
Yoshimine District
Yoshimine District as a whole has advanced with Zen culture and is an unknown region with real value that has been rooted in Zen culture since ancient times, and the entire region is regarded as the place for training.
Eiheiji Temple
Eihei-ji Temple, literally “the temple of eternal peace,” was founded by Dogen in the Kamakura period. It is one of the most frequently visited temples in the Hokuriku region. Spreading over the serene hillside and shaded by majestic cedar trees, it is one of the two headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. Both domestic and foreigners have a chance to stay overnight at this Zen monastery to get a glimpse of monks’ daily training such as Zen meditation and sutra transcription.
Kippoji Temple
The place where Dogen trained for his first time in Echizen Area (Fukui Prefecture) . It is the temple for monks of Soto school.
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