Sangha News for May 2021
At-home retreat, June 10 - 13: Join us virtually for three days of practice in the style of our sesshin, a retreat devoted simply to sitting zazen. Sanshin leaders will be in the zendo maintaining the schedule and carrying out the activities of a standard sesshin day at Sanshin. You are welcome to connect via Zoom and follow along at home for as much of the day as you like. Learn more here.
Shodo Spring of Mountains and Waters Alliance was one of the presenters in a two-part panel discussion for Community Resilience Live Talks. The topic was dismantling conquest and recordings of her discussions are here and here.
Densho Quintero of the Soto Zen Community of Colombia offered an online lecture in cooperation with the Soto Zen South American mission. His talk on the importance of expressing our understanding of Zen practice in our relationships with other beings, with nature, and with the everyday things we encounter is available here (in Spanish). He's also serving as moderator for this year's Latin American Zen Encounter, with the theme of Opening Windows to a New Consciousness in Times of Pandemic.
Daijihi Soto Zen Sangha in Vienna held its first sesshin, with five practitioners attending. Daijihi was founded by Shinko Hagn, who received novice ordination from Hoko in 2019.
Giving to Sanshin
Gifts of financial support
Whether as a practitioner, a financial supporter, a listener/reader or simply as an interested friend, Sanshin welcomes you to our international sangha. Like all nonprofit organizations, Sanshin depends on the generous offerings of those whose lives are helped by the work it does. Visit this page to set up a monthly donation or make a one-time gift online, or download a form to use when giving by check.
Community give-back programs
Designating Sanshin Zen Community as the recipient of give-back programs is a painless way to provide funding support simply by making your usual purchases!
Amazon Smile: Instead of going to Amazon's regular homepage, go to Amazon Smile and sign into your Amazon account. Choose Sanshin Zen Community as your charity, and .05% of what you spend will come to us. Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app) support Sanshin.
Kroger: If you shop at Kroger with a Plus card, your regular purchases of groceries and household goods can provide financial support for Sanshin. Create or sign in to your Kroger account, enroll in Kroger Community Rewards® with your card, and choose Sanshin as your organization. Every time you shop and swipe your card, a percentage of what you spend will come to us. Fifteen households are already participating on Sanshin's behalf.
Employer giving programs
Friends of Sanshin who work at companies like Google and Adobe are providing regular financial support through payroll deduction and employer gift-matching programs. Check with your employer's human resources or community relations department to see whether giving opportunities like these are available at your workplace.
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