9th A Day of Zazen: All Day Sitting Meditation 7:10 am - 5:00
9th Tassajara Retreat #2 Until May 14th
16th Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
Followed by Mother's and Father's Day Luncheon
30th Memorial Day Service at Green Hills (TBA)
31st Memorial Day Service at Evergreen Cemetery (TBA)
Rose Hills (TBA)
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The 'MEMBERSHIP DUE' letters have been mailed and we are asking you to return it
as soon as possible. Your dues are important for the operation of the temple. Just
like your income is important for the function of your household, your membership
is important to help provide supplies for the various services, postage for mailings,
repairs as needed, ministers’ wages, office and kitchen supplies as needed, and many
other expenses. If you don’t have the form, please download it here.
As a member, you are first to access all the information of events and activities
happening at the temple. If you are planning an activity for yourself or family,
you may rent one of our rooms or social hall. You are eligible to be nominated or
self nominate to run for the Board of Directors, be chairman of a committee, or initiate
a fund raiser or activity for the temple.
I would encourage all of you to really help by becoming a member of the temple. You
can pay in one installment ($200.00) or 2 installments ($100.00 X 2 times). For those
of you who are students, we do have the $100.00 Friends of Zenshuji Fund. Please
participate in this membership drive and let's see if we can top last year's membership
Carolyn Abe Hashiba
SPECIAL FUNDS AND ACTIVITY FUNDS
Reminder: There are several funds that depend on your generous donation to continue
their purpose in the temple organization. Here is the list:
1. TOKUSHI: Special Donation other then the items listed
2. KIHONKIN: For repairs, replacement and renovation of the buildings and facilities.
3. BUSSHIN: For publication of Busshin News Letter.
4. CAR FUND: For maintenance and purchase of vehicles.
5. PARKING STRUCTURE FUND: For parking structure project.
6. GARDEN FUND: For maintenance of temple garden.
1. SBA FUND: To support the Senior Buddhist Association Organization. They purchase
the monthly birthday cake for the monthly/memorial luncheon.
2. TERAKOYA: To support the young children (infant to 3 (Tues) and 3 to 5 years old
(Sat.)) and adult support activity.
3. YBA/JR. YBA: To support the Young Buddhist Association; Youth activities.
4. ZENDEKO: To support the Taiko Group activities.
5. BUDDHIST LECTURE: To support the continuing of Buddhist Lecture Classes.
6. ZAZEN: To support Zazen and Zen Practice.
Every little bit helps. Your kind donation throughout the year is important to the
various funds/organizations! Please use the same donation form as the membership
due; download the form here.
CONGRATULATIONS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
At the Annual Zenshuji New Year dinner party, elections were held to vote for the
7 Board Members that will join the existing 8 Board Members.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING BOARD MEMBERS:
- Term Ending Jan., 2012
Carolyn Hashiba, Atsuko Kubota, Osamu Matsushita, Howard Miyoshi,
Midori Nakatani, Takashi Oda, Georgene Salisbury
- Term Ending Jan., 2011
Yohko Fukase-D'Elarco, Ray Haynes, Lance Kawakami, Brian Kimura, Miyoko Mura,
Ellen Nagamine, Hiroko Seki, Kaye SooHoo
We want to thank out-going Board Member Hiromi Yamashita for her many years of service
on the Board. Her active participation, offers of suggestions & recommendations,
leadership on committees, and many offers to volunteer in various activities is gratefully
appreciated. Thank you Hiromi!
HANAMATSURI (Flower Festival)
Also known as the Birthday of Sakyamuni Gautama Buddha born in Lumbini Garden. Buddhist
Temples observe a special service dedicated to Sakyamuni called 'Kanbutsue'. A flower
shrine, known as Hanamido, is set in front of the main shrine
as a symbol of the Lumbini Garden. The statuette of the infant Buddha, with his right
hand finger pointing up to heaven and
his left hand finger pointing down to earth, is placed in the
center of the Hanamido and the congregation participate in
the pouring of sweet tea (amacha) over the Buddha. The ancient legend is that 'the
universe was filled with happy music, flowers in bloom, and sweet rain fell from
the heavens to make this a joyful event. Please come and join us at Zenshuji’s Hanamatsuri
on the 4th, the service at 11am, Pancake Breakfast from 8:30am to 10:30am (ticket
$6 at the door), and Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation’s on the 11th at 1pm.
WELCOME POT-LUCK LUNCHEON FOR BISHOP DAIGAKU RUMME
Please join us for the Monthly and Memorial Service for April on Sunday, April 18,
2010 at 11:00am. Following the service we will have a Pot-Luck Luncheon to introduce
and become better acquainted with our newly appointed Bishop of the Soto Zen Buddhism
North America Office. Bring your favorite dish to share with us as we enjoy an afternoon
of delicious food and tea with Bishop Daigaku Rumme. Click here for the