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November 28 - 29
December 24 - 26
January 1 - 3
November 30 - December 8
This sesshin commemorates the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. 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 Antaiji in Kyoto, Japan. We carry on and offer this tradition of our lineage here at Sanshin. READ MORE
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FILMS ON LOCATION
Filmmaker Yoko Okumura has produced two short films shot on location at Sanshin. She talks about SIT here.
Okumura Roshi has participated in a Bloomington-based web project called Interior Mythos Journeys.
Monday 18th: regular morning practice, ryaku fusatsu 7 pm
Tuesday 19th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, Getting Started 7:15 pm.
Wednesday 20th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, dharma study 7 pm..
Thursday 21st: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, book discussion 7 pm.
Friday 22nd: regular morning practice.
Saturday 16th: no activities
Sunday 17th : zazen 9:10 am, dharma talk 10:10 am.
SUNDAY MORNING DHARMA SPEAKERS
Zazen 9:10; dharma talk 10:10
Free and open to the public.
November 10: Genzo-e -- no dharma talk
November 17: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
November 24: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
December 1: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
NEW TO SANSHIN?
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in Zen Practice,
most Tuesday evenings
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November 12, 2019 7:15 pm
1726 S Olive St, B-ton
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