Welcome to THE Sanshin Zen Community
The Sanshin Zen Community is an international Buddhist sangha founded in 1996 by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest and respected translator of the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen master, Eihei Dogen Zenji. Based at Sanshin-ji, in Bloomington, Indiana, Sanshin exists to provide intensive practice of zazen in the style of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi, informed by thorough study of Dogen's teachings and communal work. Sanshin offers opportunities for daily practice, weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats, and a three-month ango (intensive practice period). Activities are open to all Buddhist practitioners, as well as anyone with a sincere interest in the practice of Zen.
News and Announcements
NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome, you are invited to zazen
instruction on Sunday at 9:00 am.
Next zazen instruction is
Zen of Four Seasons: Dogen Zenji's Waka
Newly completed, self-produced collection of 14 of Dogen Zenji's waka based on the seasons,with translation and commentary by Shohaku Okumura Roshi, calligraphy by Kaz Tanahashi, photographs by Ai Takahashi. This beautiful book is printed on hand-made Nepalese Daphne paper; binding stitched around split bamboo splints; cover handmade dyed Daphne paper. $55.00 in USA; $70.00 most countries out of USA (includes shipping and handling).
2016 Practice Events Calendar
Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony: Sunday 17th
Summer Practice Period begins April 10th
Genzo-e: Wednesday, 4th to Monday 9th
Sesshin: Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th
Vice Abbot Installation Ceremony: Saturday 18th
Shuso Ceremony: Sunday 19th
Precepts Retreat: Wednesday 6th to Monday 11th
Summer Practice Period ends July 15th.
Chapel Hill Zen Center Genzo-e: Friday 5th to Wednesday 10th.
Sesshin: Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th
1-day Retreat: Saturday 1st
Sangha Work Day: Sunday 2nd
Genzo-e: Wednesday 2nd to Monday 7th
Rohatsu sesshin: Wednesday, Nov. 30th to Thursday, Dec. 8th
Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony: Sunday 11th
Practice Events in Minnesota:
NORTHFIELD and FARIBAULT
Sansuiji (Mountains and Waters Zen Community) in Rice County, an hour south of Twin Cities:
Wednesday evening zazen and study group in Northfield; current focus Genjo Koan.
One-day retreats monthly, usually third Saturday, at Mountains and Waters Farm near Faribault.
Three-day sesshin immediately follows retreat.
Non-residential practice intensive January 20-April 20, and again in the fall.
For dates and details click here
Residential practice is offered at Mountains and Waters Farm. April 15-May 25 will be a time of special focus. Information here
For information about any of the above, contact Shodo Spring, 507-384-8541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice Events in Maine:
Great Ocean Zen Center
First Saturday of the Month Sesshin: 9:00AM - 3:40PM
Weekly Sunday Zazen, Dharma Discussion and Tea: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Wednesday Zazen & Study Group: 6:30PM - 8:00PM (Currently reading "Opening the Hand of Thought" by Kosho Uchiyama)
Daily Zazen & Liturgy, Monday - Friday, 6:30AM - 8:00AM
For more information, please visit our website: greatoceanzen.org
If you are new to the lineage, please contact: Rev. Joshu Judith Toland at email@example.com to make an appointment for an Orientation.
For more information about any of our events or activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-339-2635.
Please communicate with us before Friday noon to register and for more information.
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Roshi's Sunday lectures are available to watch online on YouTube. Look for the notice and link on Sanshin's Facebook page when new lectures are available.