Here at Sanshin Zen Community, we practice within the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism. The focus of our practice is the deep investigation of interconnectedness through the practice of shikantaza in the style of Uchiyama Roshi, deep study of Dogen Zenji’s teachings, and commitment to beneficial action, whether consisting of work within the temple or activities outside in the community. These three elements—zazen, study and work—are the foundation of our practice vision and calendar of activities.
Sanshin comprises two divisions. One is the temple in Bloomington, IN, which keeps Uchiyama Roshi’s style of practice alive primarily within our own lineage. The other is the Dogen Institute, which makes Dogen Zenji’s teachings and practice available to the wider world. We keep our ancestors alive by continuing their practice with clarity, commitment and cooperation.