Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
Sanshin will be closing the zendo on July 30 for the month of August in order to complete some construction and remodeling activities. The search is underway for a temporary practice place somewhere nearby; if we're unsuccessful in that, we'll simply suspend practice until September.
BEYOND THE BASICS:
DEEPENING OUR PRACTICE
Join us for one day devoted to investigating next steps in our practice. Now that we know the basics of Buddhism and Zen and we're sitting regularly, what opportunities do we have to continue to develop our practice, both broadly and deeply? We'll consider this question through the individual lenses of zazen, work and study, and explore how these three areas complement each other in strengthening our practice. READ MORE
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
July 15, about 11:15 am
On the third Sunday of each month following the regular dharma talk we offer bows and chanting in recognition of suffering in the world and our aspiration to move toward wholesomeness.
July 27 - 29
Sanshin's Women's Retreat is designed to appeal to both beginners in Zen practice and those with some experience. The retreat includes instruction in sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) practice if needed, periods of zazen and kinhin, brief dharma talks, Q&A and discussion, vegetarian meals, and yoga designed to support zazen practice. It provides a variety of resources that participants can take in and use in establishing and maintaining their practice. READ MORE
September 6 - 9
Sesshin at Sanshin is an opportunity to practice without distraction. We set aside the usual activities -- or entertainments -- of temple life, like work periods, meetings with teachers and dharma talks, and focus completely on zazen. We practice in complete silence following a 4 am to 9 pm daily schedule that consists simply of fourteen 50-minute periods of zazen with one-hour breaks for meals. This sesshin-without-toys style of practice was created by our dharma grandfather, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi and practiced at Antaji in Kyoto, Japan. We carry on and offer this tradition of our lineage here at Sanshin. READ MORE
READ, LISTEN, WATCH
Click here for writings and recordings by Okumura Roshi
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NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a "getting started" session and more to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
July 17, 2018
Our fund appeal is underway;
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Our new book, written by Okumura Roshi and ten of his disciples, is now available here.
A new edition of the book of Uchiyama Roshi's poems that we produced for our 10th anniversary is now available here.
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