We're pleased to say that Sanshin will reopen for local practice concurrent with the annual meeting that will be held the weekend of August 6 - 8. The board of directors will be meeting all weekend, as it does annually, to review the status of Sanshin's operations, make longer-term plans, and choose new directors and officers for the subsequent year.
Regular in-person Sunday practice will happen on the 8th and Okumura Roshi will be giving the dharma talk. Following the talk the board will host lunch for local sangha members, give an update on its weekend of work and take questions from the sangha. There will be plenty of time for socializing and getting reacquainted after the year-and-a-half shutdown.
If you plan to join us for lunch on August 8, please fill out and submit the form at left. It will help things run smoothly if we have an accurate head count for lunch so we can make sure everyone is provided for.
Some important things to know about this reopening:
- Sanshin will be holding local regular practice only for now. Folks who live in town and have been fully vaccinated will be welcome to attend morning zazen and service, evening zazen and Sunday zazen and dharma talk. The Wednesday evening book group will remain virtual for the moment, until we can determine the best way to make that a hybrid activity.
- We will not be offering guest practice for some time yet. That includes sesshin, retreats, weekend workshops, etc. There are logistics unrelated to COVID that need to be worked out, and as of now we can't provide meals, housing or guidance and direction. If you're outside of the Bloomington area, please continue to join us virtually.
- Virtual practice will continue after the local reopening. However, the priority is likely to be on restarting local in-person practice rather than on developing specifically virtual activities and events.