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Busshin  - April

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Busshin  - February

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APR:                       3, 10, 17, 24, May 1   Bodhisattva Precepts Lectures   7:30pm

                               6th     Pancake Breakfast   8:30pm

                                         Zenshuji Hanamatsuri   11am

                                         LA Buddhist Temple Federation Hanamatsuri   1pm

                               8th     Board Meeting  7:30pm

                               20th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                          Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

                                          Potluck Luncheon  12pm

                               26th   Manzanar Pilgrimage   All day

                               27th    A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 7:10a-5p

                                          Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am


MAY:                       1st   Bodhisattva Precepts Lectures   7:30pm

                               3rd - 8th    Tassajara Retreat 1

                               11th - 16th    Tassajara Retreat 2

                               13th   Board Meeting  7:30pm

                               18th   Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                                          Monthly Service & Memorial  11am

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

                               20, 27, Jun 3, 17   はじめての坐禅  (Intro Zazen in Japanese)   7:30pm

                               25th   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

                               26th   Memorial Day Services at various cemeteries

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 2014. Please email if you are planning to attend.




Along with zazen, observing the Buddhist precepts is an important part of Zen practice. The precepts are guidelines to help us go beyond the dualistic mind that is always comparing and judging, and consequently, dissatisfied. The precepts are a way to help us realize that our life and death itself is nirvana. Taking the precepts is also an important way for us to make a commitment to Zen practice.


Rev. Daigaku Rummé will give a series of classes on the precepts that will begin on Thursday, March 27th. Each class will go from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. It will run for six consecutive Thursday evenings through May 1st. The cost will be $15 for Zenshuji members and $40 for non-members. We will study various aspects of the sixteen Bodhisattva precepts and have time to sit zazen as well.


If you are interested in participating, you can register by phone at 213-624-8658 or by email at




Zenshuji Hanamatsuri, the celebration of Buddha’s birthday will be held on Sunday, April 6th at 11:00am. We will give out flowers at the end of the service. And yes! we will serve Pancake Breakfast by volunteers again starting 8:30am till 10:30am before the Zenshuji service. The price is $6 comes with pancakes, eggs, rice, spam, oj, coffee, etc. Please join us.


In the afternoon on the same day, there will be Hanamatsuri service by the Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation (LABTF) at 1:00pm at Higashi Honganji temple (505 East Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90013) This year’s theme is ’Responding to the Wishes of the Buddha’. Each representative of the Buddhist temples in Little Tokyo will give a presentation about his/her temple starting at 2pm, then a group discussion will follow.



Introduction to Zazen in Japanese by Rev. Kojima



5月20日(火)より全四回(5/20 & 27,6/3 & 17) 夜七時半から九時まで

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