IN ZEN PRACTICE
January 21, 7:15 - 8:45 PM
This free session is a great place to begin your Zen practice at Sanshin. Become familiar with the sitting and walking practices that are at the core of what we do; explore what happens with body, breath and mind; ask your questions and participate in practice discussions; and get a preview of upcoming Sanshin activities and events. You may attend once or as many times as you like; activities will match the needs of those who attend on any particular evening. Experienced practitioners looking for help with practice questions are also very welcome. No preregistration necessary; just show up.
Monday, January 20 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.
February 8, 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 entry into Nirvana, and participants are welcome to stay over and participate in the sangha's annual observances the next morning.
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
NIRVANA DAY CEREMONY
Sunday, February 9
Following the usual zazen period, the dharma talk will consider a topic related to the Buddha's death. Following the talk, the sangha will chant the Heart Sutra and offer incense, then enjoy a potluck lunch..
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Monday 20th: Regular morning practice; ryaku fusatsu 7 pm
Tuesday 21st: Regular morning practice; zazen 6:30 pm; Getting Started 7:15 pm.
Wednesday 22nd: Regular morning practice; zazen 6:30 pm
Thursday 23rd: Regular morning practice; zazen 6:30 pm; book discussion 7 pm
Friday 17th: Regular morning practice
Saturday 18th: No activities
Sunday 19th: 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.
January 19: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
January 26: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
February 2: Okumura Roshi, Opening the Hand of Thought
February 9: Hoko, Nirvana Day
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