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OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2013 EVENTS

 

OCT:                       6th    A Day of Zazen   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

                              17th, 24th, 31st   Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                              20th  Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                        Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                        Potluck Luncheon  12pm

                                        Hosho-E  2pm

                              27th  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

                                        Halloween Party  2pm

 

NOV:                      3rd   Chasen Kuyo -Tea Ceremony

                              7th, 14th, 21st   Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                              9th-13th Hawaii Trip for Hawaii Soto Zen 110th Anniversary

                              11th   Veteran’s Day - temple closed

                              12th   Board Meeting  7:30pm

                              17th   Shichi-Go-San  11am

                                         Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

                              24th  Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                         Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                         Potluck Luncheon  12pm

                              28th   Thanksgiving Day - temple closed

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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.

SHICHI-GO-SAN (7-5-3) SERVICE

 

Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will be held on Sunday November 17, 2013 @ 11:00am.   Usually girls of seven years, boys of 5 years and boys and girls of 3 years go to the local shrine to express gratitude to the Gods for their growth and continued blessings.  The children dress in colorful traditional costumes as they enter the shrine.  If Western attire is worn, the children dress up in party dresses and suits. The children are given candy called “chitoseame” (thousand year candy) to promise them long life.  We need to order these candies from Japan.  Pictures are taken by the proud parents for these mile stones.  We will have Alan Miyatake of Toyo Miyatake Studio, San Gabriel taking pictures for this memorable event.  Come early to take your pictures before the service.  Alan will be downstairs. All children must register with the ministers at Zenshuji.  Please call (213) 624-8658 and make your reservation.   Deadline is November 8, 2013 to register. Please see the flyer here for more information.

HAWAII TO CELEBRATE 110TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Bishop Komagata and the members of the Hawaii Temple in Honolulu, Hawaii invites everyone to join in the 110th Anniversary celebration.  The event will be held the weekend of November 9-10, 2013.   

Rev. Kojima and Rev. Toho are in the process of taking a tour group to Hawaii and staying extra days to sight-see.   If you are interested in going with the group and coming home early or staying to go on the tour, please contact the ministers at Zenshuji  at (213) 624-8658.  The cost will be approximately $1,200.   Please call Rev. Kojima or Rev. Toho as soon as possible.

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‘Essence of Zen’ STUDY GROUP

 

The next Study Group will begin on Thursday, October 17th from 7:30pm to 8:50 pm. We plan to meet for a total of six times, ending on November 21st. 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

CHASEN KUYO -Tea Ceremony 茶筅供養

 

Zenshuji cordially invites you to the annual Zenshuji Chasen Kuyo on Sunday, November 3rd. Please see the application below. Tickets are required.

Chasen Kuyo Application Form - English

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HALLOWEEN PARTY

 

Halloween Party for all our young children will be held on Sunday, October 27th, 2013 in the downstairs social hall.   All children are invited to come in their costumes and have an afternoon of fun @ 2:00pm.   There will be face painting, arts & crafts, story time and snack.  If you would like to volunteer, please call Carolyn @ (714) 539-1453.

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