Sangha News for May 2023
New opportunities have been added to Sanshin's 20th anniversary events, set for June 24 and 25. The community is invited to sponsor a message of congratulations, remembrance or support that will appear in the souvenir program being designed for the events. Those participating in person will receive a printed copy of the program, while those joining virtually can download and view or print the file. The program will include the daily schedules, background information on speakers and presentations, and other important information.
The celebration will also include a drawing for a signed and numbered print by zazen practitioner and celebrated artist Mayumi Oda. From 1969 to the present, Mayumi has presented in multitudinous solo and group shows internationally and her work is in numerous private and permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the U.S. Library of Congress and many more. She has donated the 13.5" by 38.5" piece, part of her series on the Heart Sutra, to Sanshin, and values it at $2000. Tickets for the drawing are available for $25 apiece, and participants may buy as many as they like. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the anniversary celebration on Sunday afternoon.
Both of these opportunities are available to all those with PayPal accounts, whether or not they practice at Sanshin or will be attending the anniversary events in person. Visit the Platinum Celebration page to make payments for entries to the drawing and for message sponsorship.
In addition, the venues have now been finalized. Friday evening's concert conversation and Saturday's presentations and discussions will happen at the First Christian Church, built in 1919, Sunday's events will take place at the Far Gallery, in its theatre space. While in-person registration has closed, virtual participation remains available to everyone.
New issues of newsletters are available from a number of Sanshin Network sanghas, including Gyobutsuji (AR), Mountains and Waters Alliance (MN), Centre Shikantaza (Belgium). Contact your favorite network sanghas to subscribe to their updates and announcements and participate in practice opportunities.
Gyoetsu Epifania from Centro Zen Anshin in Rome participated in a Women and Spirituality conference, promoted by the Italian Buddhist Union and Sarzana city.
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