2nd Welcome to Zazen - Introductory Zazen session - 8am
Karaoke Night 7:30pm
LABCC Summer Camp Begins
8th LABCC Summer Camp Ends
11th Board Meeting 7:30pm
15th Goeika Practice 1:30pm
16th Jizobon, Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
Fujinlkai Meeting 10:00am
Daruma Club 12:00 noon
23rd Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
2nd Karaoke Night 7:30pm
7th Labor day – Temple Closed
8th Board meeting 7:30pm
13th Garden Cleaning 9am
19th Goeika Practice 1:30pm
20th Higan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Keiro Kai Luncheon 12 noon
27th Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) 11am
ZENDEKO TAIKO WORKSHOP
Always wanted to learn the basics of 'taiko' drums? Here's your chance! Zendeko is
hosting a day or evening taiko workshop session for 5 days from August 11-15, 2009.
Tuition Fee is $100 and for ages 8 to 15 years old. Workshop will be in the Zenshuji
downstair social hall. The Featured Instructor is RINTARO TATEISHI. Rintaro Tateishi
is a professional taiko drummer and former member of Ondekoza. He has traveled and
performed in over 25 countries. Rintaro is proficient in various Japanese instruments.
He was a regular guest performer for seven years at the Epcot Center at Walt Disney
For more information and registration, please call Hiroko Seki at (626) 286-2814.
LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 31, 2009. Workshops are sponsored by Zenshuji Soto
Mission, the Sakai Youth Fund and Zendeko.
11am, SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
Zenshuji Temple holds the Jizo Bon on the 3rd Sunday of August every year to express
our appreciation to Jizo for protecting us. The Jizo Bosatsu of Zenshuji can be found
at the entrance of the temple. The six Jizo stone statues symbolize the six realms:
hunger, animals, fighting demons, hell, humans and heavenly. Jizo Bosatsu has a round
head and is robed like a monk. He is known as O-Jizo-san and the guardian angel of
children. Parents who have lost their children turn to him for comfort. They even
place the bibs and pinafores of the deceased child on Jizo Bosatsu so that their
child will find happiness in the next world. We hope to see many of you at the Jizo
Bon service. There will be a luncheon provided afterwards by the Fujinkai, Daruma
club and by those who care to bring a small dish to share with the Sangha.
ENCORE SCREENING Movie “ZEN” - The LIFE of DOGEN
is going to be shown again on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Zenshuji Main
Hall. Approximately 2 hours. Japanese with English Subtitles. Free Admission.
The first screening was on Tuesday, June 30th hosted by Atsuko and Andrew of Zazenkai.
Approximately 100 participants came to view this movie. This is a full length feature
film that came out this Spring in Japan, dramatizing the life of Dôgen Zenji, the
founder of Sôtô school of Zen, Kantaro Nakamura as the leading actor. The pre-sale
DVD was a gift from Harada-roshi who took care of Atsuko and Andrew when they visited
Eiheiji this spring. As far as we know this was the Los Angeles premier.
Otakiage or Burning ceremony will be held a little earlier than in the past. We will
be having this ceremony on September 29th at 11am on the beach at Huntington Beach.
This is a ceremony to burn old Buddhist images or articles such as Ofuda or Omamori
which have become too old or deteriorated to keep. Any personal items such as old
photos of family members can also be burned at this time. After the ceremony we also
have a potluck barbecue luncheon. Everyone is welcome! For directions please call
THANK YOU ELLEN NAGAMINE
Board member, Ellen Nagamine, is employed by Walt Disney Company. Volunteerism and
commitment to the community service are an important part of the Disney Culture.
Through the Disney VoluntEARS program, Ellen selflessly gave her time to maize our
communities and the world a better place. With the accumulation of volunteer hours,
Ellen was given the opportunity to apply for a grant to her favorite charity. Ellen
has chosen Zenshuji Soto Mission to be the recipient of a $100.00 grant check in
recognition of her volunteer service hours in 2008. Zenshuji is most grateful for
the thoughtful donation, and it was given to Mrs. Kaye Soo Hoo's Rummage Sale which
in turn will be used for Temple repairs.