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APRIL & MAY 2013 EVENTS

 

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 7a-5p

                              18, 25   Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                              21st  Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                        Monthly Service and Memorial  11am

                                        Daruma-kai Luncheon  12pm

                              27th  Manzanar Pilgrimage  (contact the temple for transportation info)

                              28th  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

 

MAY:                       2, 9, 23, 30, Jun 6   Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                              13-17th   Tassajara Retreat

                              14th  Board Meeting 7:30pm

                              18th  Rummage Sale  8am

                              19th  Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                        Monthly Service and Memorial  11am

                                        Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Luncheon  12pm

                              26th  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

                              27th   Memorial Day Service at various cemeteries

HUGE RUMMAGE SALE! - furniture, etc.

8am to 1pm, Sat, May 18th

 

Zenshuji will be hosting a “Rummage Sale” with many furniture and odds’n ends. Mrs. Kaye Soo Hoo and Rev. Toho picked up a house full of furniture donated by a member down sizing to a small place. There will be great bargains so if you plan to decorate, move out on your own or know someone in need of some nice pieces, please come on Sat., May 18th at 8am. Please tell and bring your friends!

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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 webmaster@zenshuji.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 Temple!

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.

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‘Essence of Zen’ STUDY GROUP

 

The next Study Group will begin on Thursday, April 18th from 7:30pm to 8:50 pm. We plan to meet for a total of seven times, ending on June 6th. 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 webmaster@zenshuji.org