Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
JOB POSTING: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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
April 23, 7 pm
Everyone is welcome to our monthly ceremony of renewing our aspiration to follow the precepts.
15th Anniversary Celebration
May 6, 9 am - 2 pm
As the May genzo-e wraps up, it's time to celebrate 15 years of practice at Sanshin Zen Community! Join us for a morning of dharma discussion, photos and videos, remarks from Sanshin leaders and the chance to reconnect with friends over snacks and lunch. Everyone is welcome!
9:00 Dharma talk: Okumura Roshi on the Gyobutsu Igi fascicle of the Shobogenzo
10:00 Panel discussion: Okumura Roshi, Taigen Leighton, Byakuren Ragir
11:30 Remarks and reception
Please click the Donate button below to register if staying for lunch.
A $5 donation per person is requested.
HOME ALTAR WORKSHOP
May 19, 9 am - 5 pm
Hosshin Shoaf will lead a day devoted to establishing a home altar as a foundation of individual practice. He'll provide the wooden pieces and necessary supplies and guide participants in the assembly of their altars. Previous experience with wood, building or crafts is helpful but not necessary. READ MORE
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
May 20, 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.
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
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:
April 24, 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.
Features our logo and a design by artist Carol Corey exclusively for Sanshin. Get yours here.
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