Bristol Rakusu Sewing Workshop and Zen Half-Day, with Maddie E Shin Parisio

24-26 Sept 2021

We are pleased to be hosting Maddie E Shin Parisio at Bristol Zen Dojo on the weekend of rakusu sewing and Zen practice.

On Saturday, she will lead a sewing workshop, for those interested in learning the practice of Rakusu and Kesa sewing. Priority will be given to those intending to receive Bodhisattva ordination, but others are welcome too.

Information about ordination and other expressions of commitment is available on the Bristol Zen Dojo website:

COVID precautions:

Please take a lateral flow test before attendance, and only attend if the test is negative.


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Fri 24th:

6.00pm – Zazen with Maddie, perhaps followed by informal food together

Sat 25th:

8.30 – 9.45am – Zazen + Ceremony
9.45 – 10.30am – Coffee
10.30 – 5.00pm – Sewing workshop (Including lunch and tea breaks)
6.00  – 7.00pm – Zazen

All are welcome for Zazen. (Signup for COVID reasons will be on

Sun 26th: Zen half-day

8.00 – 9.45am – Zazen + Ceremony
9.45 – 10.30am – Genmai
10.30 – 11.15am – Samu
11.30 – 12.30am – Zazen

Then possibly informal food together, perhaps picnic if weather is ok.

Registration and Costs:

If you plan on coming to sew, then please email Chris Preist at:
For the sits and half-day, please sign up at:

Payment is by donation, either at the event or through BZD Paypal:

Suggested donations:

Weekend: £30 (waged),  £15 (low waged)
Saturday only: £20 (waged), £10 (low waged)
Sunday only: £10 (waged), £5 (low waged)