Welcome to Sanshin Zen Community
Sanshin Zen Community is an international Buddhist sangha founded in 1996 by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest and respected translator of the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen master, Eihei Dogen Zenji. Based at Sanshin-ji, in Bloomington, Indiana, Sanshin exists to provide intensive practice of zazen in the style of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi, informed by thorough study of Dogen's teachings and communal work. Sanshin offers opportunities for daily practice, weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats, and a three-month ango (intensive practice period). Activities are open to all Buddhist practitioners, as well as anyone with a sincere interest in the practice of Zen.
News and Announcements
Next Dharma Study Group is October 7, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome!
Zen of Four Seasons: Dogen Zenji's Waka
Newly completed, self-produced collection of 14 of Dogen Zenji's waka based on the seasons,with translation and commentary by Shohaku Okumura Roshi, calligraphy by Kaz Tanahashi, photographs by Ai Takahashi. This beautiful book is printed on hand-made Nepalese Daphne paper; binding stitched around split bamboo splints; cover handmade dyed Daphne paper. $55.00 in USA; $70.00 most countries out of USA (includes shipping and handling).
August 2015 Practice Events
We will have a "modified schedule" during August:
2 periods of zazen Sunday - Friday a.m. only.
M-F: 5:10am zazen, 6am kinhin, 6:10am zazen, 7-7:20am soji.
Sunday: 9:10am zazen, 10am kinhin, 10:10am zazen.
No Dharma Talk, no zazen instruction, no tea time, no work period. No
Dharma Study Group on Wed. evenings.
Okumura Roshi will lead a Genzo-e Retreat at Green Gulch Farm, August 16-23. Please contact GGF for details and to register.
September 2015 Practice Events
3 day event: September Sesshin: 3rd - 6th
Okumura Roshi to visit Europe, September 10 - 27. See below for further info.
October 2015 Practice Events
One Day Retreat: Saturday October 3, 2015.
Sangha Work Day: Sunday October 4, 2015
Schedule of day:
8:10am to 9:00am - Zazen
9:00am to 12:00pm - Work
12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch (included)/clean-up/break
1:00pm to 2:30pm - Work
2:30pm to 2:50pm - Tea break
2:50pm to 4:30pm - Work
4:30pm to 5:00pm - Break/Shower
5:10pm to 6:00pm - Zazen (optional)
Okumura Roshi to lead retreat at Stillpoint, Pittsburgh, PA.: October 8 - 11, 2015
October 8 - 11, 2015:
November 2015 Practice Events
November Genzo-e Retreat: November 4-9, 2015
Rohatsu Sesshin begins November 30 - December 8
December 2015 Practice Events
Rohatsu Sesshin begins Nov. 30 - Dec. 8th, 2015.
Practice Events in Minnesota:
LEAF OF GRASS--monthly One Day Sittings in St. Paul, MN
Please contact Rev. Doan Brian Roessler for information; rsvp encouraged and appreciated.
651-785-4282 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vairochana Farm, Faribault, MN
To learn about Vairochana Farm, look here: http://vairochanafarm.wordpress.com/
Practice Events in Europe:
September Events with Okumura Roshi in Europe:
September 11 - 13: Zendo L'Eau Vive
September 18 - 20: La Demeure sans Limites
September 21 - 28: Anshin Zen Center, Rome
For more information about any of our events or activities, please contact us at email@example.com or call 812-339-2635.
NEW TO SANSHIN?
Welcome, you are invited to zazen
instruction on Sunday at 9:00 am.
Next zazen instruction is
September 13, 2015
Please communicate with us before Friday noon to register and for more information.
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and practice at Sanshinji
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Roshi's Sunday lectures are available to watch online on YouTube. Look for the notice and link on Sanshin's Facebook page when new lectures are available.