Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community!
Learn more about us here.
TEMPORARY AUGUST PRACTICE LOCATION
Sanshin has closed the zendo for the month of August in order to complete some construction and remodeling activities. Practice is going on following the usual August schedule at our temporary downtown location, 115 N. College Ave. (Uptown Plaza). We're in the lowest level in room 011. Park free for three hours at the Morton Street Garage at 6th and Morton, about half a block away; on-street parking downtown is also free on Sundays and on weekdays before 9 am. Enter Uptown Plaza either under the Goods for Cooks awning (during business hours) or through the Lower Level entrance at the back of the building (look for our logo by the door). Building doors lock automatically between 6:30 pm and 7:30 am; if doors are locked we'll have someone at the Lower Level entrance to let participants in until a few minutes before practice begins and during kinhin.
Please continue to attend and practice during this time.
September 6 - 9
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
October 5 - 7
Although the fall work weekend includes zazen and liturgy, the majority of our days will be spent taking care of the temple and grounds. For first-time visitors the weekend is a good opportunity to get to know Sanshin's practice and sangha; for old friends it's a chance to reconnect and help to ensure that our temple and grounds continue to support our practice. READ MORE
Join us for one day of practice in the style of our sesshin, a retreat devoted simply to sitting zazen. The schedule will be that of a typical sesshin, but the day itself will be shorter than the usual 4 am - 9 pm. Whether you're just establishing your practice and are looking for the opportunity to try some intensive sitting or you're an experienced practitioner with limited time, this one-day sitting is a chance to set aside all other home and temple activities and just engage in zazen. READ MORE
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NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome! We offer a
"getting started" session to help beginners. Click here to learn more.
Next "getting started" session:
August 21, 2018
This will be held at
115 N. College Ave room 011 (lowest floor)
Our fund appeal is underway;
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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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