The Zazenkai is delighted to announce that our July one-day sitting, “A Day of Zazen”,
will be held on Sunday, July 25th, from 7:10am to 4:40 pm. It will include 8 periods
of zazen, a Dharma talk by Daigaku Sokan, breakfast, lunch, and so on. Please see
the flyer for a more detailed schedule. We look forward to seeing you all
there. August one-day sitting will be on August 22nd, after that we
will have another one on October 31st. Please mark your calendar.
NEED WHITE ELEPHANT ITEMS!
Our ‘White Elephant Booth’ is a huge success during the Obon/Carnival. It is due
to the generosity of the PRACTICALLY NEW ITEMS or VERY GOOD CONDITION ITEMS that
you donate. Please search your closets and garage for those items you used just
several times and do not plan to use again. There are people looking for a great
bargain and we want them to come and buy. Please bring your donated items to the
temple and label it ‘For White Elephant’ or ‘Ms. Soo Hoo’. Remember, it is time for
SPRING CLEANING. Let’s start NOW because Obon is just around the corner. If
you have any questions, Ms. Soo Hoo can be contacted @ Zenshuji on Tuesdays @ 213-624-8658.
Zenshuji Soto Mission of Los Angeles is pleased to announce the Zenshuji 52nd Annual
Obon Carnival will be held on July 10th and 11th, from 11am to 8pm. This family event
will include traditional Japanese cultural exhibitions, food and entertainment such
* Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Exhibits
* Tea Ceremony Demonstrations
* Taiko Drumming (Zendeko)
* Children's Games
* White Elephant Sale
* Kempo Karate Demonstrations
* Folk Dances (Bon-Odori, etc)
* Live Performances (Talent Show, Random Ninjas and more!)
Admission is free and open to the public. Cash only for the food.
ZENSHUJI 52ND ANNUAL OBON FESTIVAL - JULY 10TH & 11th
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OBON CARNIVAL STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 10th
1:30 pm Obon Service (at the Main Hall)
2:30 pm Aikido Center of Los Angeles
3:00 pm Karaoke & Talent Show
4:00 pm Folk Dance - Kikuta Kai
4:30 pm Folk Dance - Awa Odori - Machiko Fujii
5:00 pm Koto & Percussion - Yukiko Matsuyama, Michael Kotgen
5:45 pm Hollywood Entertainment Academy - Akira Kaneda & his students
6:30 pm Taiko (Japanese Drums) - Special Appearance
6:45 pm Bon Odori
Sunday, July 11th
1:30 pm Obon Service (at the Main Hall)
3:15 pm Hawaiian Dance – Na Wahine O’Kawena
3:45 pm Japanese Classical Dance – Bando Mitsuhiro
4:20 pm Shorinji Kempo – Ted Uyekuma & his students
5:00 pm Zendeko
5:30 pm Rock Band – Random Ninjas
6:00 pm Raffle Drawing
6:30 pm Bon Odori
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION - Lecture series by Rev. Daigaku
5 classes – every Thursday evening
August 5th through September 2nd
From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m
This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation for
beginners. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a
presentation of the basic principles of Zen and zazen meditation,
and discussions of how to practice Zen in daily life – while at work
and at leisure – that is, how to find inner peace anytime, anywhere.
Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes
during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes at the end of the
series. Each class also includes walking meditation. The classes
are led by Daigaku Rummé, a Zen priest in the Soto Zen tradition, who is the head
priest of Zenshuji and director of the Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office. Cost:
$70 for the series ($35 for temple members). Register by calling Zenshuji (213) 624-8658,
by mail: 123 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name and contact information. Payment may be made at the first class.
Scholarships are also available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
We have secured the parking lot across first street (on the other side of the gold
line tracks) for Saturday. We will have it open from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Sunday
parking will be at the Mega Toys lot on Second Street and Gary Street. Please see
the map on the right.