Wooden Rakusu Rings

I'm a wood worker and a zen practitioner. I make wooden rakusu rings. Below are the images of rings I've made and are in service around the country. This is a sampling, currently available and the one I might make for you are different because wood color and grain pattern, even in the same species of wood, are varied. Click on the image for a higher resolution view.

If you see any here you like, email at woodenzen@willsimpson.org. Please enclose details about your practice, the group and linage you practice in, when and with whom you will be taking jukai. Anything you'd be willing to share.

Woods I used in the past.

Precept guide, rakusu pattern and photos of a completed rakusu. http://palousezen.org/jukai.html


Spalted River Birch (Spalting varied a lot, this one is medium)
From Available Rakusu Rings

Apple
From Available Rakusu Rings

Birds Eye Maple with natural dark streaks.
From Available Rakusu Rings

Box Elder with a small bark inclusion.
From Available Rakusu Rings

Birds Eye Maple with natural dark streak.
From Available Rakusu Rings

Birds Eye Maple
From Available Rakusu Rings



Box Elder Burl
From Available Rakusu Rings

Birds Eye Maple
From Available Rakusu Rings

Box Elder with a natural reddish streak.
From Available Rakusu Rings

Walnut One
From Available Rakusu Rings

Madrone Burl
From Available Rakusu Rings

Walnut Two
From Available Rakusu Rings

Box Elder Burl One
From Available Rakusu Rings

Ash One
From Available Rakusu Rings

Ash Two
From Available Rakusu Rings

Box Elder Burl Two
From Available Rakusu Rings

Lace Wood One
From Available Rakusu Rings

Lace Wood Two
From Available Rakusu Rings