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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


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 7:30pm

                       14th    Roudokukai (Japanese Readings)

                                   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am

                       21st    Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                   EITAIKYO and Monthly Service and Memorial  11am

                                   Daruma-kai Luncheon 12pm

                                   HOSHO-E  2pm

                        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 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


OTAKIAGE - Burning Ceremony      


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.


Otakiage Map


‘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