Shohaku Okumura

Shohaku Okumura was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 1970 by the late Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. He now resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where he founded the Sanshin Zen Community.

Recent Articles

Cuatro budistas comparten lo que el Vesak significa para ellos

Thomas Calobrisi, Lama Hun Lye, Mihiri Tillakaratne y Noel Alumit exploran el significado y las enseñanzas del Vesak, la festividad budista que conmemora el nacimiento, la muerte y la iluminación del Buda.

The Lineage of the Six Dharmas

A look at the people and practices that contributed to the development of the Six Dharmas as we know them today.

Always a Student

Three dharma teachers on what they continue to learn from their current teachers.

Buddha Shakyamuni

¿Es el Budismo una “enseñanza de imágenes”?

Lama Hun Lye explora el poder de las imágenes y cómo podemos inspirarnos en las distintas formas en que se ha representado el estado del despertar en las tradiciones budistas.

Pink flowers

How Insentient Beings Expound Dharma

Shohaku Okumura explains the connection between non-sentient beings and buddhanature.

Is Buddhism a “Teaching of Images”?

Lama Hun Lye explores the power of images and how we can take inspiration from the different ways the awakened state has been represented across Buddhist traditions.

El regalo de Sujata

Al comprender el término medio entre el ascetismo y la indulgencia, Siddhartha aceptó arroz con leche de la granjera Sujata. Hun Lye celebra los deliciosos y saludables platos de arroz, que pueden recordarnos esa comida fundamental.

Sujata’s Gift

Realizing the middle way between asceticism and indulgence, Siddhartha accepted milk-rice from the farmer Sujata. Hun Lye celebrates the delicious, healthy rice dishes, which can remind us of that pivotal meal.

What is Kokoro?

Kokoro as defined by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest.