Join us for zazen, work and study in Bloomington, Indiana.
We practice Buddhism within the Soto Zen tradition that comes to us from Japan, following the particular style of our immediate three ancestors: Kodo Sawaki, Kosho Uchiyama and Shohaku Okumura.
Our main activities are zazen, sitting quietly and letting go of thinking; communal work to take care of the temple and grounds as an active expression of our wisdom and compassion; and the study of the teachings of the Buddha and the ancestors of our lineage. We do all this as both an exploration and a manifestation of our interconnectedness with the entire universe. Some of us are laypeople and some are ordained clergy, but we all engage in the same practices and walk the Buddha Way together. Everyone, whether beginner or experienced practitioner, is welcome.
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This week at Sanshin
Weekday mornings: Zazen (seated by 6:05 & 7:10 am) followed by service and soji (temple cleaning)
Tues, Sep 26: Getting Started in Zen Practice online via Zoom with Michael
Wed, Sep 27: Zazen (6:30 - 7 pm); Book discussion group on Ryokan Interpreted by Shōhaku Okumura -- *opening discussion: this dharma talk by Okumura Roshi introducing Ryokan's life and work
Fri, Sep 29: Oryoki breakfast (7:45 am) -- sign up here by Wednesday evening
Sun, Oct 1: Zazen (9:10 am); dharma talk (10:10 am) by Okumura Roshi on Opening the Hand of Thought