Sanshin Zen Community
Founded in 1996, the temple name, Sanshinji, refers to the 'three minds' cultivated by Zen practice: magnanimous mind, parental mind, and joyful mind. The sangha follows a modified monastic schedule with a retreat each month. Sanshin is one of the few Zen communities offering a sesshin ('without toys') in the style of Uchiyama-roshi, featuring 14 hours of zazen per day with no ceremonies, work, or Dharma talks. Reverend Okumura also offers regular Genzo-e retreats devoted to studying one of the fascicles of Dōgen Zenji's Shōbōgenzō; he also travels to give them at other prominent North American Zen Centers.
The style of practice at this zendo follows the lineage of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi and his teacher, Kodo Sawaki-roshi, who founded Antaiji temple, and greatly simplified the Soto Zen forms used there.
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