Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
March 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Hoko will explain the basics of sesshin as it's done at Sanshin, including the context for our particular style, the forms and procedures we follow, and tips for preparing for your first sesshin. After lunch we'll engage in a mini-sesshin, then take care of any remaining questions. READ MORE
to the Basics
Begins March 21, 6:30 - 8pm
at Ivy Tech Community College
“Zen” has become a shorthand term for zoning out in some blissful state, but in fact this rich, centuries-old practice is not at all aimed at getting us to escape from our lives. Instead, it offers the opportunity to see reality more clearly by becoming intimate with our own moment-by-moment experience. We’ll explore what Zen Buddhism is really all about, beginning with the central ideas of Buddhism itself and moving on to the teachings and practices particular to its Zen form. READ MORE
Following the usual Sunday morning zazen and dharma talk, we'll hold a special chanting ceremony in honor of Shakyamuni's birthday and everyone will have the chance to bathe the baby Buddha. A potluck lunch will follow. All practitioners and their families are welcome!
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
April 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.
NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a "getting started" session and more to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
March 27, 2018
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