We are still accepting the relief fund for the great Tohoku/Kanto earthquake hit
in Japan. Please send or bring a check to our office payable to “Association of
Soto Zen Buddhists”. Please write on the check that it is specifically for “Japan
Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office, 123 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thank you for your consideration. In Gassho,
曹洞宗ではこの度の東日本大震災に対しての義援金ファンドを開設しました。北アメリカ布教総監部を受け皿にして曹洞宗で 日本を含めた各国からの義援金を受け付けています。集められた義援金は全額を被災地域にある曹洞宗寺院を中心に災害復興 に役立てるよう計画されています。小切手の宛先は「Association
of Soto Zen Buddhists」とし、Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office, 123 S. Hewitt Street,
Los Angeles, CA 9012 へ郵送していただくか、禅宗寺へ直接御届けください。また小切手には「義援金」と明記してください。ご協力大変ありがと うございます。
JUNE & JULY 2011 EVENTS
JUNE: 2nd, 9th, 16th Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm
5th Dr. Kato’s Japanese Special Buddhism Lecture 10am
12th A Day of Zazen: One Day Sitting 7am-5pm
19th Fujinkai Meeting 9:30am
Lead Monk Ceremony 10am
Monthly Service & Memorial11am
Daruma-kai Luncheon 12noon
26th Garden Cleaning/Chochin Hanging 9am ( need volunteers!
JULY: 3rd Obon Container Clean Up 9am
4th Independence Day - temple closed
7th Obon Booth Construction 5pm
8th Obon Preparation All Day
9th & 10th Zenshuji 53rd Annual OBON Carnival
12th Carnival Clean Up 5pm
17th Dr. Kato’s Japanese Buddhism Lecture 10am
21, 28, August 4, 11, 25 - Introduction to Zen Meditation 7:30pm
24th A Day of Zazen: One Day Sitting 7am-5pm
On Sunday, June 19th, we will have a very special ceremony at Zenshuji. It will take
place at 10:00 am. The ceremony is called a “Hossenshiki” (in Japanese) or “Shuso
Ceremony” (in English). This ceremony will feature a Dharma inquiry, in which Rev.
Kozen Holt (a Soto priest from the Seattle area) will answer questions from other
priests. It is a rite of passage for him and one that every Soto priest is supposed
to complete. The ceremony will also mark the first time that Bishop Daigaku is eligible
to “wear the red robe”, a rite of passage for him and one that every Soto priest
hopes to complete at some time. You are all heartily invited to attend the ceremony
and join us for the luncheon that will follow the usual Memorial Service for June.
It would be great to have as many of you here as possible on that day.
The Zazenkai is delighted to announce that we will be having One Day sitting, “A
Day of Zazen” almost every month this year. In June on the 12th, in July on the 24th,
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 the schedule. If you are planning
to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you all
Obon Carnival is around the corner and we need everyone’s help. Please join us and
give us your support. Important dates to remember are: JUNE 26: Chochin Hanging;
JULY 3: Container Clean up; JULY 7: Booth Construction; JULY 8: Carnival Preparation;
JULY 9 & 10: Obon Carnival; JULY 12: Clean UP. Mark your calendar or red circle
the dates on our calendar!
REQUEST FOR WHITE ELEPHANT ITEMS
It’s that time of year again for the annual Zenshuji Obon on July 9-10…and also time
to clean out your closets and bring all your extra items to the temple to be sold
in the White Elephant booth. We appreciate your donations of clothing, but at this
time we’re requesting any salable items, other than clothing. Please bring your
items to the temple to the attention of Mrs. Kay SooHoo or Reverend Kojima.
OBON IS COMING!
A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation
DISTRIBUTE THE FLYER
We have a new flyer for this year’s Obon. Please help distribute the flyer in your
neighbourhood. You can pick up the printed copies at the temple or please print it
out using your printer. (click the flyer thumbnail above.)
For further information on Obon, please contact Zenshuji (213)624-8658.
LABCC SUMMER CAMP AUGUST 6 -13, 2011
The summer camp is an annual event that has been going on more than 50 years. At
the camp, children from temples in Southern California are able to experience activities
in archery, crafts, outdoors, religious, swimming and other enjoyable activities.
Every morning, a service is conducted by ministers from the participating temples.
Registration fees include lodging, meals and transportation for the camp session.
$275 for each of the first 2 children from a single family $225 per child for children
in excess of 2 from a single family.
Soto Zen Buddhism International Symposium
From October 4-6, the Soto Zen Buddhism International Symposium will be held in Japan
at Chokokuji, Tokyo Branch Temple of Diahozan Eiheiji. More than 600 Zen priests
from around the world will be in attendance. Ceremony, lecture and various discussions
are on the itinerary. Since this is a special event, there is a very reasonable package
price which includes hotel/lodging, meals, and registration (does not include flight
or transportation). COST : 15,000 yen ( includes: 3night accommodation and meal)
If you are interested in attending, please contact Bishop Rumme at Zenshuji (213)624-8658.
July 9th, Saturday
1:30 pm Obon Service (at the main hall)
2:45 Hawaiian Dance - Nawahine O'Cerritos
3:00 Karaoke & Talent Show
4:00 Martial Arts - Hollywood Entertain- ment Academy
4:30 Folk Dance - Kikuta-kai
5:00 Folk & Rock Music - Ramen Tree
5:30 Music - Hollywood Entertain- ment Academy
6:00 Bon Odori
6:30 Rock Music - Random Ninja
July 10th, Sunday
1:30 pm Obon Service (at the main hall)
2:45 Dance & Chanting - Rev. Akiba & Mrs. Akiba
3:00 Silver Line Dance - Hollenbeck Palms Retirement Homes