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If you know your way around QuickBooks, have experience with administration in a nonprofit setting and can work comfortably in a Buddhist environment, you may be the new part time administrative assistant we're looking for. READ MORE
May 30 - June 4
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. READ MORE
One-day workshop with Hoko at
Great Wind Zendo, Danville, IN
June 9, 9 am - 5 pm
How do we as bodhisattvas work with
the suffering we see around us, whether our own or that of others? Join us for an
exploration of the part our individual practice plays in liberating ourselves and all beings from the three poisons of greed, anger and ignorance that lie at the heart of suffering.
6-week class with Hoko at
Ivy Tech Community College
Wednesday evenings beginning June 13
We’ll explore what Zen Buddhism is really all about, beginning with the central ideas of Buddhism itself and moving on to the teachings and practices particular to its Zen form. Class will include instruction in sitting practice (zazen) and walking practice (kinhin) as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion. All faith traditions welcome. For more information and to register, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
CEREMONIES FOR SHUSO HOSSHIN SHOAF
As the practice period comes to a close, it's time for ceremonies that demonstrate the practice development of the shuso, or head novice..
June 16, 7 pm
Okumura Roshi will introduce the koan about which Hosshin will answer questions the next day. Formal tea will then be served.
June 17, 10 am
The dharma combat ceremony (hossenshiki) allows the person serving as shuso to demonstrate stability and leadership, showing self-confidence and expressing the dharma for others rather than only for oneself. Hosshin will be answering your dharma questions in this ceremony, which will be followed by a congratulatory potluck lunch.
Please send us an email if you plan to attend the ceremonies so that we can plan for seating and refreshments.
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
June 24, about 11:15 am
On the third Sunday of each month following the regular dharma talk we offer bows and chanting in recognition of suffering in the world and our aspiration to move toward wholesomeness.
READ, LISTEN, WATCH
Click here for writings and recordings by Okumura Roshi
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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 22, 2018
Our new book, written by Okumura Roshi and ten of his disciples, is now available here.
A new edition of the book of Uchiyama Roshi's poems that we produced for our 10th anniversary is now available here.
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