Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
April 2, 9 am - 5 pm
Communal work is one of the central practices at Sanshin Zen Community, along with zazen and Dharma study. This work day will focus on groundskeeping, though there may also be some minor construction work happening in the zendo. Join us for part or all of the work day; there will be activities for all levels of skill and ability. The day also includes lunch and tea, with an opportunity to connect or reconnect with other members of the sangha. When we come together to take care of the temple and grounds, we also take care of our practice and our community.
While there is no formal registration for work days, it's helpful to know how many are planning to be at Sanshin for lunch (email us).
To Study the Self
with Shoryu Bradley
April 8, 9 am - 5 pm
Examination of the self is a foundational practice of Buddhism. Its teachings describe the self using terms such as interdependent origination, the Two Truths, emptiness, and anatman (no-self), but how do these seemingly abstract concepts actually help us meet the concrete reality of our lives? Through the use of of individual exercises, group activities, and group reflections, participants in this afternoon exploration will investigate how traditional teachings can illuminate the self as it arises in everyday life and immediate experience. Read more.
NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a "getting started" session and more to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
April 4, 2017
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