12th, 19th, 26th, Mar 5th, 12th Introduction to Zen Meditation 7:30pm
15th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Nehan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Potluck Luncheon 12 noon
16th President Day - temple closed
22nd A Day of Zazen: Half Day Sitting 7:10am - 12noon
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
28th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English 11am
MAR: 5th, 12th Introduction to Zen Meditation 7:30pm
7th Casino Night 6pm
10th Board Meeting 7:30pm
15th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Bishop Rummé’s Party 12pm
22nd Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
5 Thursday evenings
February 12th through March 12th, 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: $70 for the series ($35 for temple members).
Register by calling Zenshuji (213) 617-0100 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SETSUBUNE - Bean throwing ceremony
To celebrate the last day of the lunar year, we will have the festive ceremony of
'bean throwing' (mamemaki) at 1:30pm on February 1st. The dried roasted soy beans
are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil spirits. Everyone yells,
"Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Translated: In with good luck; away with demons. People
born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, etc, year
old) are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch the thrown
beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us. If you were
born in the year of Sheep and would like to be a bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo
(Japanese traditional costume), please fax this form below to the temple at (213)624-8650.
There will be a Half-Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” on Sunday, Feb 22nd. It will be
from 7:10 am to noon, includes 4 periods of zazen, breakfast and a cleaning period.
Please see the flyer for the detailed schedule. Please email email@example.com
if you are planning to attend.
RETIREMENT PARTY for BISHOP RUMMÉ
After five years of dedicated service to Zenshuji, Bishop Daigaku Rummé will be retiring
from Zenshuji Soto Mission as of March 31st. During his tenure, he has promoted Soto
Zen Buddhism through informative and popular lectures and zazen sessions. His enlightening
Dharma Talks as well as insightful personality has affected Zenshuji in the most
positive way and he will sincerely be missed. Please join us in celebrating his retirement
from Zenshuji on Sunday, March 15th, as he moves forward to greater endeavors. Bento
Lunch $15. Please fill out the form on the right.
We will be holding our 8th annual Casino Night & Silent Auction Fundraiser this year
on Saturday, March 7th, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You can support this event by purchasing
tickets, sponsoring a table, or donating items to the silent auction or raffle. For
more information, please see the ticket/donation form on the right.