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FEB:               5th    Setsubun -E ( Bean Throwing ) Service   1:30pm

                      2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & Mar.1st    Introduction to Zen Meditation

                      12th   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese

                      14th   Director’s Meeting 7:30pm

                      19th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                 Nehan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                 Daruma-Kai 12pm

                       20th  President’s Day - temple closed

                       26th  A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am


MAR:              2nd    Casino Night Preparation

                       3rd    Casino Night   5:30pm

                       4th     Casino Night clean-up

                       9-11th   8th US Hawaii Soto-Zen Members Conference in Hawaii

                       18th    Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am                                  

                                   Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                   Daruma-Kai 12pm

                       23rd    LABCF Golf Tournament

                       25th    A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am

INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION - Lecture series by Rev. Daigaku


5 classes – every Thursday evening

February 2nd through March 1st

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 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   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.

A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation


The Zazenkai is delighted to announce that we will be having One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month this year also. In January, it will be on the 8th, in February on the 26th, March 25th, April 22nd and so on. It will be from 7:10am to 4:40 pm, include 8 periods of zazen, a Dharma talk by Daigaku Sokan, breakfast, lunch and a question period. Please see the flyer for the detailed schedule. Please email if you are planning to attend.




Zenshuji's annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is coming soon ! Tell your family and friends to save this date: Saturday, March 3rd (6:00 PM to 11:00 PM)


We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent auction ~ please do what you can today!


Casino Night Festivities:

The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction items.


Casino Night Admission:

$30 donation (pre-sale - available now)

$35 donation (at the door)


You can buy the tickets from any Board Members,  Rev. Kojima and Rev. Toho.


Casino Table Sponsors:

We are in need of table sponsors ($100 donation, name displayed on the table) and cash patrons (cash donations of any amount to help defray costs).


Silent Auction Donors:

We are soliciting donations for the silent auction.  Times are tight for many of us but there are several ways to help.  Have some wine, beer or empty gift baskets left over from the holidays?  A gift card that you can part with?  Have a friend who is a hair stylist?  Just about anything can become a silent auction item. Any gesture big or small is greatly appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:


   * Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, plays, musicals and museums

   * Tickets to theme parks (Disneyland, Knotts, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, etc.)

   * Framed photography or artwork

   * Hand-made arts and crafts

   * Produce, plants, yard and garden items

   * Collectible antiques

   * Gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, golf courses

   * Gift certificates for car washes, auto detailing, window tinting, etc

   * A weekend at a timeshare or other vacation package

   * Sports club memberships

   * Netflix subscriptions

   * Satellite radio or TV subscriptions

   * CDs, DVDs, PC/WII/PS3/Xbox games, books, audio books, iTunes credits, etc

   * Themed Gift baskets such movie lover (DVDs, popcorn, candy, etc.)

         o Movie gift basket (DVD, movie tickets, popcorn, candy, etc.)

         o Wine gift basket (bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, etc.)

         o Cooking gift basket (cook books, cooking ingredients, cooking utensils/equipment)


With the exception of collectible antiques, we request donations of new items for the silent auction please!



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ray Haynes at

Thank you in advance for you support!


Ray Haynes

Casino Night Committee Chairman