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Sunday, October 28 10:10 am
In place of the usual dharma talk, sangha member and mindfulness teacher Greg Burdulis will offer us a short workshop in the zendo. Light-hearted Zen: Practice with Creativity, Conversation and Movement will give us the chance to practice mindfulness while interacting with others in guided exercises that are fun, light-hearted and action oriented. This session radically expands zendo practice conditions to connect with our day-to-day experience of creativity, conversation and movement. This is not a register-and-pay event—it’s just something we’re doing in place of the dharma talk and it’s free and open to everyone as part of regular Sunday practice.
WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
Sunday, November 18
On the third Sunday of the month, following the dharma talk we chant the Heart Sutra and recall both those who perpetrate suffering in the world and those who provide rescue and refuge from disaster.
Monday, November 19 7 PM
We gather to hear a recitation of Dogen Zenji's Essay on Teaching and Conferring the Precepts and renew our aspiration to follow them. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you've formally taken precepts.
November 30 - December 8
This sesshin commemorates the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. 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.
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October 23, 2018
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Perspectives on the bodhisattva vows in the 21st century, written by Okumura Roshi and ten of his disciples: available here.
A new edition of the book of Uchiyama Roshi's poems that we produced for our 10th anniversary: available here.
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