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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2013 EVENTS

 

NOV:                      3rd   Chasen Kuyo -Tea Ceremony

                              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 Baby Shower Luncheon  12pm

                              28th   Thanksgiving Day - temple closed

 

DEC:                     1-7th   Rohatsu Sesshin   6a-8p (on the 7th till midnight)

                              8th    Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                        Jodo-E, Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                        Potluck Luncheon  12pm

                              10th   Directors’ Meeting 7:30pm

                              12th   Essence of Zen Study Group 7:30pm

                              15th   Garden Cleaning/Omigaki/Goeika-Osame   9am

                              22nd  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

                              25th   Christmas Day - temple closed

                              28th   Mochigome Washing   8am

                              29th   Mochitsuki   7a-4p - volunteers needed !!!

                               31st   Year-end Service   4pm

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.

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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

茶筅供養ご案内・申し込み用紙

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ROHATSU SESSHIN   臘八接心

 

Rohatsu Sesshin is soon to be here once again. This annual one week-long zazen sittings will start on December 1st and go through December 7th. Sitting will start at 6am and go throughout the day until 8pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served for those who can stay. Please join in for whatever time you can. The sesshin culminates on the last day, Saturday, where we sit until midnight and have a short service in the Hondo. Hope to see you there!!! If you wish to attend, please email webmaster@zenshuji.org

BABY SHOWER for Rev. Toho & Asako san

 

You are cordially invited to the Pot-Luck Baby Shower Luncheon for the Toho family; Mother to be: Asako Toho, Father to be: Rev. Daiki Toho, Expecting: Baby Boy. It will be held on Sunday, November 24th at Social Hall at 12pm following the monthly service and memorial. If you are unable to attend, you may give toward the Monetary Gift Basket. Rev. And Mrs. Toho can buy things to fill in necessities they did not receive. Please make your check to Asako or Daiki Toho. Send it to Zenshuji Soto Mission, c/o Carolyn Hashiba, 123 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please make sure your name and address are clearly written. If you have any questions, you may call Zenshuji at 213-624-8658 or email Rev. Kojima at kojima@zenshuji.org. We hope to see you at this happy occasion.

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