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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


SEP:               3rd     Labor Day - temple closed

                       8th & 9th  Zenshuji 90th Anniversary

                       16th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am             

                                   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am

                                  HIGAN-E, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                  Keiro-Kai Luncheon 12pm

                       23rd   A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation   7:10am                         

                        30th   Otakiage - Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach 11:00am

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 August, it will be on the 12th, in September on the 23rd 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


We are celebrating our 90th anniversary and there will be a lot of festivities on the 8th and the 9th; ceremonies, Manto Kuyo, a panel discussion, lectures, a  banquet, a luncheon, etc. Please see the flyers for the detailed schedule. Here are the Invitation, Application for the Banquet, Luncheon and Manto Kuyo. If you have any question, please fell free to contact us.


Anniversary Invitation      九十周年記念式典招待状


Banquet/Luncheon Application 晩餐会・昼食会申し込み    


Manto Kuyo Application 万灯供養申し込み