Gardening Day

Sat, Oct 14th 9am – 2pm & 2pm -3:30pm
Join us for a day of mindfulness practice, community and service. This event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.


During gardening day we will spend time practicing meditation both indoors and outdoors—learning how to stay present not only when sitting meditation on our cushion but also when working together on the grounds.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for volunteer work. Our gardening day includes a short period of zazen (sitting meditation) , eating together and working on the grounds.

For resident members,  joining the community for gardening day is a way to meet your monthly work-practice requirement. Notice there are 2 work periods one in the morning from 9:45am-1245pm and one in the afternoon from 2:00pm-3:30pm, you can do either one or both.  Sitting meditation is optional, feel free to join us for work period only.

Note: This event is free of charge. Lunch will be provided (Pizza and salad provided by zen center —please bring a bag lunch  if you have other preferences)

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am—Zazen ( sitting meditation) *optional
  • 9:30 am – 9:45am—Work service and work meeting (here we pass out the jobs and discuss logistics, please attend)
  • 9:45 am – 12:45 pm—Working Together 
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm—Community Meal
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm—Working Together 

If you would like to participate or have questions please contact Hans Reihling @ SWZCvolunteers@gmail.com or you can just show up!