5th, 12th, 19th, Oct 3rd - Introduction to Zen Meditation
8th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation
10th Board Meeting 7:30pm
15th Garden Cleaning 9am - volunteers needed -
22nd Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Tokuha Fukyo: Special Buddhism Lecture
Keiro-Kai Luncheon 12pm
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese
29th Otakiage: Burning Ceremony at Huntington State
OCT: 6th A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7a-5p
8th-10th Association of Soto Zen Buddhists Conference
13th Japanese story readings - Rodoku-kai 2pm
14th Columbus Day - temple closed
15th Board Meeting 7:30pm
20th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
27th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
Halloween Party 2pm
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.
MONTHLY POT-LUCK LUNCHEON
Join us for the ‘POT-LUCK LUNCHEON’ after Monthly / Memorial Service each month at
Zenshuji. Pot-Luck Luncheon will replace the Daruma-Kai (club) Luncheon. We invite
everyone to participate in the social hour by bringing a simple favorite dish. We
have many talented cooks so just bring a dish or pick up a dish from your favorite
local place. If you have a busy schedule and can’t cook that Sunday, please join
us anyway. We continue to welcome everyone to eat, talk and relax before hitting
the road home.
THANK YOU TO DARUMA-KAI and FUJINKAI! The Daruma-Kai and Fujinkai have been
very generous over the past decade to provide lunch for our members. The idea to
relax and enjoy each other’s company with a little food was developed by MR. MINORU
MATSUMOTO, MR. HENRY MATSUMOTO and MR. BEN MURA. Since many of our member and families
come from the Los Angeles and Orange County suburbs, they decided to form a social
group so after service everyone can talk and catch up on the latest news, sing songs,
play games, celebrate birthdays, etc. We will continue to talk, share news, celebrate
birthdays, etc. before heading home. We hope that by having everyone participate,
the members will be more comfortable staying and enjoying lunch together.
OTAKIAGE; Burning Ceremony - Sep 29th
We will have our Annual Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach on Sunday, September
29, 2013. Remember: this event is to have service for all those religious and important
items that you do not want to just throw away. We have burned successful darumas
(both eyes colored in), butsudan from deceased relatives, personal family items that
are no longer wanted, pictures, etc. We hope that you will be able to attend
this event but if you can’t, call the ministers at Zenshuji to make arrangements
or answer any questions you might have. The temple provides a tent, tables and
chairs, hamburgers and hotdogs for a luncheon after the ceremony. We pot-luck any
side dishes. The kids and adults enjoy the dip in the ocean while others sit and
enjoy the company. Please join us this year and have a relaxing few hours at the
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
4 Thursday evenings; September 5th, 12th, 19th, Oct 3rd
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: $60 for the series ($30 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.
SPECIAL DHARMA TALK by a guest monk from Japan on Higan-E
Rev. Shunya Sano from Hokkaido, Japan will give Special Dharma Talk titled Learning
Together, Living Together on September 22nd, the same day as Higan-E and Keiro-kai
Luncheon. Please come and join us. Admission free (Donation welcome).
FALL OHIGAN/BAKE SALE/KEIRO KAI
Fall Ohigan will be celebrated on Sunday, September 22, 2013. We always have a Bake
Sale by our famous bakers: Nagamine Family, Quon Family, Salisbury Family, Monarrez
Family, & Takagi Family.
Ohigan Service is a period when we should meditate and enjoy the harmony of nature
and the harmony of ones own inner life. This is also when our deceased love ones
can cross the river leading to Nirvana or Enlightenment.
We will also have our Keiro Kai Luncheon Party to honor our members who are 80+ years
old. It is an opportunity for youth groups and young adults to say “Thank You”
or “Arigatoo” to the elders for all the years of teaching us the skills of generosity,
patience, respect, and wisdom. Also it is an opportunity to demonstrate lessons
learned in following our elders, caring for them, and remembering those who have
Make sure you put in your reservation for the lunclheon. Look for the letter arriving
soon or call Rev. Kojima.