Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
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Zazen 8:10 am, World Peace Ceremony 9 am, work begins 9:15
Work practice is one of the three main activities at Sanshin, along with
zazen and study. We will pay attention to our work as an offering to the Three Treasures and as a manifestation of our Buddha nature.
We begin with a period of zazen and then move into work assignments. There’s always plenty to do to take care of the temple and grounds that support our practice and make it possible. Both skilled and unskilled labor is needed and welcomed. Work practice is a good opportunity to engage in mindful activity, connect and reconnect with sangha members, and offer something to the practice community. Lunch is provided, so please email the office to let us know you plan to attend. These activities will replace the usual Sunday practice.
BODHISATTVA CONVERSATIONS with
REV. DENNIS McCARTY
October 26, 1 - 5 pm
All people go through times of grief, loss, and stress. Supporting friends and loved ones in such times is sacred work With a few basic techniques, "do's" and "don't's," any of us can be a bodhisattva presence for someone we care about. We will learn helpful bodhisattva/pastoral care techniques in a relaxed, intimate setting. READ MORE
PAINTING ENLIGHTENMENT: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art
A sangha visit
to the Peeler Art Center
Tuesday, October 29 at 7 pm
hosted and coordinated
by Hosshin Shoaf
- Bring your cushions/bench for zazen or use a chair
- Following zazen, we'll tour the exhibit
The exhibit coordinates with Paula Arai's book Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra and features work by Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002). The paintings create a contemplative journey-a meditation on the interconnectedness of the universe. Iwasaki collapses distinctions between image, text and thought with imagery representative of both scientific phenomena and Buddhist principles. The imagery is formed with characters from the sacred Heart Sutra text. lwasaki's work expands the practice of copying sacred texts, a form of devotion with a long history in Japan. In his creative sutra copying, Iwasaki uses traditional Chinese characters to copy the text. Instead of separating the verses into vertical blocks, he reconfigures verses into images of DNA, lightning bolts, bubbles, atoms and ants.
The Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University
University Gallery (lower level)
10 West Hanna Street, Greencastle, IN 46135
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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.
Monday 14th regular morning practice, ryaku fusatsu 7 pm
Tuesday 15th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, Getting Started in Zen Practice at 7:15 pm
Wednesday 16th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, dharma study 7 pm.
Thursday 17th: regular morning practice, zazen 6:30 pm, book discussion 7 pm.
Friday 18th: regular morning practice
Saturday 19th: no activities.
Sunday 20th: zazen 8:10 am, World Peace Ceremony, work day begins at about 9:15 am.
SUNDAY MORNING DHARMA SPEAKERS
Zazen 9:10; dharma talk 10:10
Free and open to the public.
October 20: Work day -- no dharma talk
October 27: Hoko, Gate 22: Repentance
November 3: Hoko, Gate 23: Humility
November 10: Genzo-e -- no dharma talk
NEW TO SANSHIN?
We offer a (free) intro session,
in Zen Practice,
most Tuesday evenings
Click here to learn more.
October 15th, 2019 7:15 pm
1726 S Olive St, B-ton
Enter between grey columns,
turn off your phone,
take off your shoes,
ON OUR SITE?
Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.
Okumura Roshi has participated in a Bloomington-based web project called Interior Mythos Journeys.