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Rags to Rakusus: Paco
in Greyston, ZPO

Rags to Rakusus: Paco

YONKERS, NEW YORK STATE, USA. Lay practitioners of Zen Buddhist lineages who take refuge in the Buddhist precepts and vows prepare and wear a rakusu – a cloth garment around their neck – representing the...

June 22, 2017
Rags to Rakusus: Irene
in Reflections

Rags to Rakusus: Irene

YONKERS, NEW YORK STATE, USA. A prayer flag, a childhood friend’s pajamas, her teacher’s denim, a t-shirt collected on a street retreat - The Zen Peacemaker Rakusu is a garment that those who take the...

May 12, 2017