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 March 25, 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).
Jukai / Receiving the Precepts with Shohaku Okumura Roshi
If you wish to receive the Precepts this year (during our Precepts Retreat in July) please contact the office as soon as possible so we may schedule an appointment for you with Okumura Roshi, to discuss this important step in your practice. Rakusu sewing begins immediately.
April 2015 Practice Events
April 4th: WORKSHOP: One Day Beginner's Retreat: "Experiencing Zen"
April 5th: Buddha's Birthday ceremony and potluck lunch. RSVP not necessary, but appreciated.
10am dharma talk
12 potluck lunch
April 12: Sangha Work Day
SCHEDULE OF DAY:
May 2015 Practice Events
May Genzo-e Retreat: May 6 - 11th. This retreat is closed. If you wish to be on our waiting list, in case of a cancellation, please contact us. You will be notified of any cancellations, which would allow you to participate.
September Events in Europe:
September 11 - 13: Zendo L'Eau Vive
September 18 - 20: La Demeure sans Limites
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
March 29, 2015
Please communicate with us before Friday noon to register and for more information.
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