OCT: 2nd Otakiage; Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach 11am
4-6th Soto Zen International Symposium in Japan
9th Japanese Book Readings 1:30pm
10th Columbus Day - temple closed
16th Fujinkai Meeting 10:00am
Eitaikyo & Monthly Service & Memorial11am
Daruma-kai Luncheon 12noon
Hosho-E (appreciation to living beings and nature)
20th, 27th, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 8, 15 ‘The Essence of Zen’ Study
23rd Dr Kato Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
Halloween Party 2-5 pm
30th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7am
NOV: 3, 10, 17, Dec 8, 15 ‘The Essence of Zen’ Study Group 7:30pm
6th Chasen Kuyo - Tea Ceremony 11am -3pm
11th Veteran’s Day - temple closed
20th Shichi-Go-San 11am
24th Thanksgiving - temple closed
27th Fujinkai Meeting 10:00am
Monthly Service & Memorial11am
Daruma-kai Luncheon 12noon
28th - Dec 3rd Rohatsu Sesshin - Zazen Sitting all day for
one week, tracing Sakayamuni Buddha’s period of
enlightenment. Daily, 6:00AM-8:10 PM. Last day 12/3,
WELCOME TOHO SENSEI!
Rev. Daiki and Mrs. Asako Toho arrived to Los Angeles on September 5, 2011. He was
introduced to the congregation at the Ohigan Service on September 18, 2011. Please
introduce yourself to them and make them feel welcome.
The Board of Directors with various organizations of the Temple
will sponsor a Halloween Party for kids and families again this
year. The event will be held on October 23. If you would like to
participate or help, please contact Kojima Sensei at (213) 624-
LOOKING FOR OFFICE EQUIPMENTS
If you know anyone who has a company upgrading their equipment, Zenshuji is looking
to upgrade the office computers, monitors, copier, etc. If you know of anyone who
has something to donate, please give us a call at (213) 624-8658.
90TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
RAY HAYNES and YOSHIMI SUSSAN will be Co-Chairperson for Zenshuji 90th Anniversary
Committee. They will be working with the Sokan Rumme, Ministers, Advisors and Board
of Directors in planning a Fund Raiser and the 90th Anniversary Event. Temple
member, TAKAKO SUZUKI, has given us many valuable hours, guidelines and information
in planning for our Fund Raiser. Ray is working on the last few details toward
finalizing the Fund Raising Letter. Thank you to Sokan Rumme, Ray, Yoshimi and
Takako for their time.
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.
A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation
The next Study Group will begin on Thursday, Oct. 20th from 7:30 – 8:50 pm. We plan
to meet for a total of seven times, ending on Dec. 15th (there will be no classes
on Nov. 24th and Dec. 1st). This group is a continuation of the previous Study Group.
We will continue reading in The Essence of Zen. It is perfectly acceptable to join
this group even if you were not part of the previous group. The Essence of Zen is
a book that we can open any section and we will immediately be in touch with the
important points of Zen practice. We will sit in zazen for the last 30 minutes of
each class. The cost is $15 for temple members and $40 for non-temple members. We
look forward to seeing you there. If you wish to attend, please email email@example.com
The Essence of Zen STUDY GROUP
You don't have to go to Kyoto for a day of authentic Japanese Zen
Tea Ceremony culture. Zenshuji hosts its annual Chasen Kuyo,
celebration of the bamboo tea whisk used to make a bowl of
matcha (powdered green tea). The event attracts practitioners of
all Japanese tea ceremony schools in the region in seasonal
kimono and welcomes the general public’s participation on Sunday, November 7, 2011,
11am – 3pm.
This chakai (tea ceremony gathering) combines two distinct
temae (tea procedures) in the temple's tea venues and a superbly
prepared chaseki (meal for tea ceremony) incorporating seasonal
shojin riori (vegetarian temple cuisine) crafted by the temple's
chefs. A kuyo, in this case for the tea whisk, is a way that Japanese Buddhists show
appreciation for the tools of their trades; kuyos can be held for other implements,
including sewing needles and farming tools when they are worn out.
The day begins with a solemn Buddhist service in the hondo (main sanctuary) offering
tea in appreciation of the efforts of the humble hand-tool. A talk (in English) about
Zen and Sado (the "Way of Tea") by Bishop Rumme Daigaku will follow chanting of traditional
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 28, 2009 (Fri)
Reservations are limited: No walk-ins are permitted on the day of the event. Payment
in full by check should be made in advance to Zenshuji Sado-bu and sent to 123 S.
Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more information, call 213.624.8658.
Cost: $45 per person; includes admission, kaiseki luncheon (vegetarian temple cuisine
for tea ceremony)