Late Bishop Yamashita’s 13th Year Memorial 11:00am
CASINO NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION - SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH
Zenshuji's third annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is just two weeks
away! Tell your family and friends to save this date: Saturday, March 6th (6:00 PM
to 11:00 PM)
We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent
auction ~ please do what you can today!
Casino Night Festivities:
The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle
tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction
Casino Night Admission:
$30 donation (pre-sale - available now)
$35 donation (at the door)
Casino Table Sponsors:
We are in need of table sponsors ($100 donation, name displayed on the table) and
cash patrons (cash donations of any amount to help defray costs).
Silent Auction Donors:
We are soliciting donations for the silent auction. Times are tight for many of
us but there are several ways to help. Have some wine, beer or empty gift baskets
left over from the holidays? A gift card that you can part with? Have a friend
that is is a hair stylist? Just about anything can become a silent auction item.
Any gesture big or small is greatly appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
* Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, plays, musicals and museums
* Tickets to theme parks (Disneyland, Knotts, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain,
* Framed photography or artwork
* Hand-made arts and crafts
* Produce, plants, yard and garden items
* Collectible antiques
* Gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, golf courses
* Gift certificates for car washes, auto detailing, window tinting, etc
* A weekend at a timeshare or other vacation package
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ray Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for you support!
Casino Night Committee Chairman
We will be having the Nehan-E service on February 21st at 11arn. Please join us in
honoring the day that the Buddha passed into Parinirvana. Lunch will be provided
by the Daruma club and the Zenshuji Fujinkai. Hope to see you there!
This service is related to the last day of the year in the old lunar calendar, usually
falling around February 2 or 3 of the present calendar. At the temple we will have
the festive ceremony of 'bean throwing' (mamemaki) on the 7th of February this year.
The dried roasted soy beans are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil
spirits. Everyone yells, "Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Trans- lated: In with good luck;
away with demons. People born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24. 36. 48.
60. 72, 84, 96, etc, year old)
are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch
the thrown beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us.