Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
May 3 - 8 at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Genzo-e is a rare opportunity for in-depth study of Dogen with a teacher who has studied the Shobogenzo extensively and practiced with its insights for many years. This time we'll be working with Arakan (The Arhat). Registration closes April 26, but there's still room for you and time to sign up. More on genzo-e
and Hospice Care
with Issan Koyama
May 11 - 14 $135
For this retreat, we will receive didactics from Roshi Shohaku Okumura on Dogen's wisdom on "Shoji (Life-Death)". We'll explore the ways to integrate these teachings into our daily lives as care givers-receivers with a series of workshops utilizing story sharings and exercises. Anyone interested in the subject is welcome to join the group. Read more.
May 31 - June 5 $225
This style of sesshin was created by Kosho Uchiyama-roshi and practiced at Antaji in Kyoto, Japan. During this sesshin we practice in complete silence. The schedule consists of fourteen 50-minute periods of zazen with a short break following each meal. The sesshin is an opportunity for participants to focus strictly on zazen with minimal distractions. Read more.
June 18 10 am
The dharma combat ceremony allows the shuso, or head disciple during a practice period, to demonstrate stability and leadership, showing self-confidence and expressing the dharma for others rather than only for oneself. To serve as shuso is to become a support on which the sangha can rely. Shuso Koun Levy will be answering the sangha's dharma questions in this ceremony, which will be followed by a congratulatory potluck lunch.
NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a "getting started" session and more to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
May 2, 2017
NEW! SANSHIN T-SHIRT
Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.
Click here for the newest updates from Sanshin Zen Community.
READ, LISTEN, WATCH
Click here for writings and recordings by Okumura Roshi
MAKE YOUR GIFT
You can support the teaching
and practice at Sanshinji
safely and securely via PayPal
using the Donate button, below
(you do not need a PayPal
account to donate).