Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
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WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
Sunday, December 16
On the third Sunday of the month, following the dharma talk we chant the Heart Sutra and recall both those who perpetrate suffering in the world and those who provide rescue and refuge from disaster.
Monday, December 17 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.
January 10 - 13
Sesshin at Sanshin is an opportunity to practice without distraction. We set aside the usual activities -- or entertainments -- of temple life, like work periods, meetings with teachers and dharma talks, and focus completely on zazen. We practice in complete silence following a 4 am to 9 pm daily schedule that consists simply of fourteen 50-minute periods of zazen with one-hour breaks for meals. This sesshin-without-toys style of practice was created by our dharma grandfather, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi and practiced at Antaji in Kyoto, Japan. We carry on and offer this tradition of our lineage here at Sanshin.
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FILMS ON LOCATION
Filmmaker Yoko Okumura has produced two short films shot on location at Sanshin.
Click the logo, and see also Ichiyo's display of items for sale
in our common room.
NEW TO SANSHIN?
We offer a (free) intro session,
in Zen Practice,
most Tuesday evenings
Click here to learn more.
December 11, 2018 7:15 pm
1726 S Olive St, B-ton
Enter between grey columns,
turn off your phone,
take off your shoes and coat and
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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.
Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.