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。
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2011 EVENTS
AUG: 6th - 13th LABCC Summer Camp
7th Dr. Kato’s Japanese Special Buddhism Lecture 10am
25th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7am
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
5 classes – Thursday evening, July 21st, 28th, Aug 4th, 11th & 18th
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 – 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.
are led by Bishop 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)
617-0100 or by email to email@example.com. Payment may be made at the first
class. Scholarships are also available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
The next One Day Sitting, “A Day of Zazen” will be on the 28th in August, 25th in
September, 30th in October, 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 the schedule. If you are planning to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Thank you for your participation in the 2011 Obon Carnival. Under the guidance of
Rev. Kojima, our co-chairman of Sunil Vernekar and Kevin Hudnell, did a wonderful
job of organizing and implementing the Obon Carnival. We would like to thank all
the volunteers who spent many hours getting their booths ready for the enjoyment
of the community.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OBON!
A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation
Grateful Crane Ensemble will present PROJECT MOMOTARO. It is a live musical with
Japanese Children songs. They will perform 3 classic Japanese Children Stories:
(1) The Tortoise & the Hare, (2) Tanabata, and (3) Momotaro: Peach Boy. SAVE: SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 24,2011 @ 1:00pm @ ZENSHUJI SOTO MISSION. We look forward to seeing the
entire family for an afternoon of fun. ADMISSION IS FREE. Thank you Mr. Frank
Kawana of Yamasa Enterprises for your generous support to this Project Momotaro and
giving Zenshuji the opportunity to host this event.
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.