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March 23, 9am - 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
Monday, March 25 7 pm
We gather to hear a recitation of Dogen Zenji's Essay on Teaching and Conferring the Precepts and renew our aspiration to follow them. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you've formally taken precepts.
April 6, 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. We will be sitting in honor of Buddha's Birthday, and participants are welcome to stay over and participate in the sangha's annual celebration the next morning.. READ MORE
BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE
Sunday, April 7
Following the usual 9:10 am zazen period, the dharma talk considers a topic related to the Buddha's birth. Following the talk, the sangha chants the Heart Sutra and bathes the baby Buddha, then enjoys a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome.
PRACTICE PERIOD (ANGO)
April 8 - July 8
Okumura Roshi has appointed Mokusho Depreay to serve as shuso, or head practitioner, for the term of the ango as an opportunity for leadership development in his training as clergy. He will take as his theme the Shin Jin Mei and will give Sunday dharma talks, officiate at the monthly World Peace ceremony, serve as the ino for the monthly Ryaku Fusatsu, and will develop and lead a one-day workshop. 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.
Okumura Roshi has participated in a Bloomington-based web project called Interior Mythos Journeys.
Click the logo, and see also Ichiyo's display of items for sale in our common room.
SUNDAY MORNING DHARMA SPEAKERS
Zazen 9:10; dharma talk 10:10
Free and open to the public.
Okumura Roshi: Opening the Hand of Thought
Shukke tokudo: Novice ordination for Andreas Hagn; no regular Sunday practice
Okumura Roshi: Buddha's Birthday
Mokusho Depreay: Shin Jin Mei (Faith in Mind)
NEW TO SANSHIN?
We offer a (free) intro session,
in Zen Practice,
most Tuesday evenings
Click here to learn more.
March 26, 2019 7:15 pm
1726 S Olive St, B-ton
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Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.
Perspectives on the bodhisattva vows in the 21st century, written by Okumura Roshi and ten of his disciples: available here.
A new edition of the book of Uchiyama Roshi's poems that we produced for our 10th anniversary: available here.