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WOMEN'S RETREAT with SHODO SPRING
October 11 - 13
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 body practice 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
ONE DAY SITTING
with Hosshin Shoaf
October 19, 7:30 am - 6 pm
Join us for one day of practice in the style of our sesshin, a retreat devoted simply to sitting zazen. The schedule will be that of a typical sesshin, but the day itself will be shorter than the usual 4 am - 9 pm. Whether you're just establishing your practice and are looking for the opportunity to try some intensive sitting or you're an experienced practitioner with limited time, this one-day sitting is a chance to set aside all other home and temple activities and just engage in zazen. READ MORE
Zazen 8:10 am, World Peace Ceremony 9 am, work begins 9:15
Work practice is one of the three main activities at Sanshin, along with
zazen and study. We will pay attention to our work as an offering to the Three Treasures and as a manifestation of our Buddha nature.
We begin with a period of zazen and then move into work assignments. There’s always plenty to do to take care of the temple and grounds that support our practice and make it possible. Both skilled and unskilled labor is needed and welcomed. Work practice is a good opportunity to engage in mindful activity, connect and reconnect with sangha members, and offer something to the practice community. Lunch is provided, so please email the office to let us know you plan to attend. These activities will replace the usual Sunday practice.
BODHISATTVA CONVERSATIONS with
REV. DENNIS McCARTY
October 26, 1 - 5 pm
All people go through times of grief, loss, and stress. Supporting friends and loved ones in such times is sacred work With a few basic techniques, "do's" and "don't's," any of us can be a bodhisattva presence for someone we care about. We will learn helpful bodhisattva/pastoral care techniques in a relaxed, intimate setting. 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.
Monday 23th regular morning practice; ryaku fusatsu 7 pm.
Tuesday 24th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, Getting Started in Zen Practice at 7:15 pm
Wednesday 25th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, dharma study 7 pm.
Thursday 19th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, book discussion 7 pm.
Friday 20th: regular morning practice
Saturday 21st: no activities.
Sunday 22nd: 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.
September 22: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
September 29: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
October 6: Hoko, Gate 21: Stillness
October 13: Shodo Spring
NEW TO SANSHIN?
We offer a (free) intro session,
in Zen Practice,
most Tuesday evenings
Click here to learn more.
September 24, 2019 7:15 pm
1726 S Olive St, B-ton
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Okumura Roshi has participated in a Bloomington-based web project called Interior Mythos Journeys.