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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


AUG:               2, 9, 16, 23, 30  Introduction to Zen Meditation 7:30pm

                       12th   A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am

                                  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am

                       19th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am                            

                                   JIZO-BON, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                  Daruma-kai Luncheon 12pm

                       26th   Garden Cleaning  9:00am

Introduction to Zen Meditation


5 classes – every Thursday evening

August 2nd through 30th, 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. 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. 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 having One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month this year. In July, it will be on the 15th, in August on the 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.

Zenshuji 90th Anniversary - Sep 8th & 9th

禅宗寺創立九十周年記念式典 九月八・九日


Zenshuji 54th OBON Carnival


Obon is around the corner.  Please come out to volunteer for a day.  Each year more and more of our alumni come out to participate.  We ask everyone for your help again this year.  Obon Carnival is Sat., July 7th and Sun., July 8th, 2012. Please check back here again for the event schedule. The parking information is below.



Saturday, July 7th

1:30 PM OBON Service

3:00 PM Karaoke Time

4:00 PM Japanese Folk Music Matsumae-Kai

4:30 PM Japanese Folk Dance Kikuta-Kai

5:00 PM Martial Art Shorinji Kempo

5:30 PM Taiko Zendeko



Sunday, July 8th

1:30 PM OBON Service

2:45 PM Japanese Folk Dance Tokushima Awaodori

3:15 PM Silver Line Dance Hollenbeck Palms Retirement Home

3:45 PM Japanese Classical Dance Bando Mitsuhiro

4:30 PM Taiko Zendeko

5:00 PM Japanese Folk Music Matsutoyo-Kai

5:30 PM Rock Music Random Ninja

6:00 PM Raffle Drawing



*12:30-4:00P.M. Tea Ceremony        *Flower Exhibition : All Day


OBON Parking

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Membership Dues


Membership dues have been arriving steadily.    Please remember if you have not mailed your membership due, now is the time to do it.  The donation is $200.00.   You will receive a copy of the monthly Busshin, advance notices on events and services, and discounts to lectures and activities.   Mail your Membership dues to: Zenshuji, 123 So. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012.

Manzanar Fishing Club


Manzanar Fishing Club is a short documentary about a group of Manzanar internees who bonded together through the love of fishing.  One of the members of this club is Mr. Hidekichi Nagamine, our longest temple member.   Mr. Nagamine was featured in the April 26th Rafu Shimpo, page 2.   Please read the detail account by Georgene and Ellen Nagamine here with pictures; Manzanar 2012.