Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
June 24, 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.
BOARD AND SANGHA
June 30, 6 pm
Every summer the board of directors of Sanshin Zen Community meets in Bloomington to work together in person during an intensive weekend retreat. Priorities for this year's retreat include strategic planning, fundraising and development, planning for physical facilities, and engaging with the local sangha.
Sangha engagement is a vital part of the annual board retreat because most of the board lives far from Bloomington and has limited opportunities to connect with local sangha members. Join us in the zendo for pizza and discussion about organizational, financial, and practice sustainability.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, June 27 if you plan to attend. In your response, please indicate what kinds of topics and issues you would like to discuss as a group
July 4 - 9
This retreat focuses on the study of the Bodhisattva precepts that Buddhists receive as guidelines for living a life of practice. It will offer zazen, lectures and discussion, work practice, and silent meals. Talking is allowed during breaks. Anyone is welcome to participate in the retreat itself.
A precepts ceremony (jukai) is held during the last day of the retreat in which those who have made arrangements will receive the Buddhist precepts and a rakusu, or lay robe, which they have sewn beforehand. The community is present as witness and family and friends of precepts recipients are welcome at the ceremony. READ MORE
BEYOND THE BASICS:
DEEPENING OUR PRACTICE
Join us for one day devoted to investigating next steps in our practice. Now that we know the basics of Buddhism and Zen and we're sitting regularly, what opportunities do we have to continue to develop our practice, both broadly and deeply? We'll consider this question through the individual lenses of zazen, work and study, and explore how these three areas complement each other in strengthening our practice. READ MORE
READ, LISTEN, WATCH
Click here for writings and recordings by Okumura Roshi
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NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a "getting started" session and more to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
June 19, 2018
Our new book, written by Okumura Roshi and ten of his disciples, is now available here.
A new edition of the book of Uchiyama Roshi's poems that we produced for our 10th anniversary is now available here.
Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.
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