7th, 14th, 21st Introduction to Zen Meditation
10th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation
12th Board Meeting 7:30pm
17th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Higan-E, Monthly Service and Memorial 11am
24th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
APR: 7th Pancake Breakfast 8:30am
Zenshuji Hanamatsuri 11am
LABCF Hanamatsuri at Jodoshu 1pm
9th Board Meeting 7:30pm
14th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation
21st Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Monthly Service and Memorial 11am
27th Manzanar Pilgrimage (contact the temple for
28th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
OHIGAN BAKE SALE
The Annual Ohigan Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the Ohigan/Monthly Memorial
Service on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Please come and purchase an assortment of baked
goods by our famous bakers: Georgene Salisbury, Ellen Nagamine, Janice Quan, Lauren
Quan, Hisako Nagamine, James Monarrez, Betsy Takagi, and Lillian Takagi.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
5 Thursday evenings
February 21st through March 21st, 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 email@example.com.
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 holds One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month. 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 dates and detailed
schedule for 2013. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
REQUEST FOR OBON WHITE ELEPHANT ITEMS
It's that time of year again for the annual Zenshuji Obon on July 20 - 21 ... and
also time to clean out your closets and bring all your extra items to the temple
to be sold in the White Elephant booth. Please donate to this worthy cause - your
Please NO used clothing however! Please bring your items to the temple to the attention
of Mrs. Kay SooHoo or Rev. Kojima, Zenshuji (213)624-8658.
ENGLISH OR JAPANESE SERVICE OFFERED
Zenshuji offers various services such as Buddhist Special/Monthly/Memorial services;
weddings; baby's 100th day blessing service; special milestone birthday year service;
new house blessing; funerals; etc. All of the services listed above and many others
can be customized to be held in English or Japanese. Many of our families might be
limited in the Japanese Language. The service can be Bi-lingual (English and/or Japanese),
simple and short or traditional. The choice is that of the family members. Ministers
are able to work with the families to make the service appropriate and comfortable
for all those attending. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have about
future services by contacting Bishop Rumme (Bilingual), Reverend Kojima (Bi-lingual)
or Reverend Toho (Japanese) at Zenshuji - (213) 624-8658.
HANAMATSURI & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Zenshuji Hanamatsuri will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 11:00am. And yes! we will
serve Pancake Breakfast again starting 8:30am before the Zenshuji service. In the
afternoon on the same day, there will be Hanamatsuri service by the Los Angeles Buddhist
Church Federation (LABCF) at 1:00pm at the Jodoshu temple. This year's lecture is
"Buddhism and Women" by Dr. Lori R. Meeks, Associate Professor at USC. For more information
you may contact Rev. Kojima/Rev. Toho at (213) 624-8658.
GENERAL MEETING & NEW BOARD
Thank you to all who attended the Zenshuji General Meeting on January 27, 2013. The
meeting reviewed last year's (2012) agenda and budget by the various organizations
and future items for the 2013 calendar. This was an opportunity for the members to
express approval, ask questions and create discussions as needed.Elections were held
for 8 new Board of Director members who will service a 2 year term with remaining
Congratulations to the newly elected/re-elected members: