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MAY:                 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                         7-11th Tassajara Retreat 1

                         13th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am

                         14-18th Tassajara Retreat 2

                         20th  Fujinkai Meeting  10am                                 

                                    Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                   Mother’s and Father’s Day Luncheon 12pm

                          27th - June 4 Goeika 60th Anniversary and Japan Trip

                                     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am


JUN:               7th      Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

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

                       17th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am                            

                                   Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                  Daruma-kai Luncheon 12pm

                                  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am

                       24th   Garden Cleaning/Chochin Hanging 9am


JULY:              1st     Container Clean-Up 9am

                        4th     Independence Day - temple closed

                        5th     Obon Booth Construction

                        7th & 8th   Zenshuji 54th OBON Carnival

                        10th   Carnival Clean Up

                        15th    A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am

                        22nd  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am

                        28th    LABCC Summer Camp begins

‘Essence of Zen’ STUDY GROUP


The Study Group has begin on Thursday, April19th from 7:30pm. We plan to meet for a total of seven times, ending on June 7th. 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

A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation


The Zazenkai is having One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month this year. In May, it will be on the 13th, in June on the 10th, July 15th, August 12th 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.

The White Elephant Needs Items


We are requesting ANY items (except used clothing) for the 2012 Obon Carnival’s White Elephant booth.  Mrs. Soo Hoo will be in charge of collecting the goods, so please bring the items to the temple and we’ll be glad to accept anything you’re gathering from Spring Cleaning.  Your support of the temple and its fundraising events are most appreciated!


Zenshuji 90th Anniversary - Sep. 8th & 9th, 2012

禅宗寺創立九十周年記念式典 九月八・九日


Zenshuji 90th Anniversary Beautification Fund


Thank you RAY HAYNES for the splendid job as Chairperson of  the 90th Beautification Fund Committee!  As we edge closer to our goal of $90,000, we would like to thank all those who have donated and those who are getting ready to contribute.   The next phase for Ray is to work on some kind of art work to display the names of all who have donated to this fund raiser.

ANDREW WOLFF has been hard at work as Chairperson of the Committee for Major Projects of Improvement/Repair to enrich the appearance of the Temple.   Andrew and his committee have many major projects prioritised and are working very hard to get the various project completed.  Thanks to the members who have suggested we consider improvements for the interior of the Temple as well as other meaningful projects.