General Contact

Street Address
Sanshin Zen Community
1726 S. Olive St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Mailing Address
Sanshin Zen Community
Box 1577
Bloomington, IN
USA 47402

Phone 812-339-2635

E-mail/Office Manager Debra (contact for all
practice related concerns, including queries about retreats,
registration, and housing)

Please note that the following Temple Officer positions will
rotate (change) in August

Ino (Zendo Manager) Shohaku Okumura

Shissui (Work Leader) Michael Shoaf


By Car from Indianapolis
From Indianapolis, take US 37 South for about 40 miles. Take the first Bloomington exit, College Ave. Travel several miles (College Ave. will become Walnut St.) into and through town until you get to Hillside Ave. where you will go left. About a mile down the road is Olive Street on your right. It looks like an alley but it is marked.Turn right and travel about 2 blocks. Sanshinji will be on your right.

By Train
Amtrak services are available in Indianapolis. To travel between Indianapolis and Bloomington one must take a bus, shuttle, taxi, etc. There is no train service to or from Bloomington.

From Indianapolis International Airport
For a schedule and online reservation form, visit GoExpressTravel , or call them at 800-589-6004. The shuttle stops at the Bloomington Courtyard Marriot, a short distance from Sanshinji. Star of America shuttle service also serves Bloomington, and the Hampton Inn drop location is best for our use. Call them at 1-800-228-0814. When you reserve your ride, be aware that cancellations are difficult, so it is best to reserve at the last minute. Please email in advance ( to determine if someone can pick you up at a shuttle drop location (Courtyard Marriott or Hampton Inn.) Please arrive in Bloomington before 8pm.

Bloomington Accommodations and Events
Contact the Bloomington, Indiana Visitor's Bureau at 800-800-0037 or

Arrival Times
Please plan to arrive at Sanshinji before 8pm, due to our early morning schedule. Please plan flights and shuttle rides accordingly. You may arrive earlier than 8pm; note that events--sesshin and retreat--typically begin with the 6pm evening meal. For help determining arrival times, please contact us at

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