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
Mon-Wed mornings, Nov 27-29: Zazen (seated by 6:05 & 7:10 am) followed by chanting service and soji (temple cleaning), ending by 8:45 am -- you are welcome to participate in part(s) or all of a given morning's practice activities
Tues, Nov 28: Dharma sewing (6:30 - 8 pm)
Wed, Nov 29: Zazen (6:30 - 7 pm); book discussion group (7 - 8 pm) on Ryokan Interpreted by Shōhaku Okumura
Thurs, Nov 30 - Fri, Dec 8: Rohatsu sesshin -- no regularly scheduled practice activities during this time. Practitioners are welcome to drop in for periods of zazen, in-person or virtually. See the daily schedule here.