23rd A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7:10am
30th Otakiage - Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach
OCT: 3 - 9 U.S. Soto Zen Conference (Oregon)
8th Columbus Day - temple closed
11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Essence of Zen Study Group
14th Roudokukai (Japanese Readings)
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
21st Fujinkai Meeting 10am
EITAIKYO and Monthly Service and Memorial 11am
27th Halloween Party 2pm
28th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7:10am
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 September, it will be on the 23rd, in October on the 30th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
Zenshuji 90th Anniversary - Sep 8th & 9th
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.
You are cordially welcome to attend the Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) on September
30, 2011 at Huntington State Beach. This is the opportunity to discard items like
Darumas with two colored in eyes to symbolize success of a fulfilled wish; old family
butsudan; important papers no longer needed; items that are important that you just
don’t want to throw in the trash; etc. Enjoy the beach and a potluck luncheon following
after the service. We would like to have people RSVP to Kojima Sensei @ (213) 624-8658.
He will also tell you how to get to Huntington State Beach and the Life Guard Station
Number where we meet.
‘Essence of Zen’ STUDY GROUP
The next Study Group will begin on Thursday, October 11th from 7:30pm to 8:50 pm.
We plan to meet for a total of seven times, ending on November 29th. 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