6th A Day of Zazen; Half-Day Sitting Meditation 7:10 am
6-10 Tassajara Retreat 2
7th Labor Day - temple closed
8th Board Meeting 7:30pm
13th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
Special Dharma Talk 11:30am
Keiro-kai Luncheon 12:30pm
20th Garden Cleaning 9am
27th Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) 11am at Huntington State Beach
29th - 10/1 ASZB Meeting
OCT: 12th Columbus Day - temple closed
13th Board Meeting 7:30pm
18th Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
Potluck Luncheon 12:00pm
20th Gasan Zenji 650th Memorial
25th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
Halloween Party 2pm
SOTOSHU JAPAN PILGRIMAGE TOUR - OCT 21-25, 2015
Oct 21: Meet at Daihonzan Sojiji in Yokohama
Oct 22: Attend the 650th Memorial Ceremony of Gasan Zenji at Sojiji
Travel to Wakura hot springs in Ishikawa prefecture by Hokuriku Shinkansen
(a newly built Bullet train rail)
Oct 23: Sightseeing Sojiji Soin, Yokoji, and Wajima. Stay in Kanazawa
Oct 24: Sightseeing in Kawazawa, Travel to Daihonzan Eiheiji in Fukui prefecture.
Dinner and stay at Eiheiji
Oct 25: Tour ends upon arrival in Kanazawa
Three meals and an English guide included.
Please contact Zenshuji if you are interested in this tour.
A DAY OF ZAZEN: Half Day of Sitting Meditation
There will be a Half-Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” on Sunday, September 6th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are planning to attend.
SPECIAL DHARMA TALK
We are happy to announce that Zenshuji will host a Special Dharma Talk by a dispatched
priest, Rev. Shiju Sakagawa from Japan on Sunday, September 13th at 11:30 am after
the 11:00 am Higan-E service. His lecture is entitled, “The Easy Way to Become a
Buddha”. Also Rev. Daigaku Rumme will be visiting Zenshuji for the first time after
he left his position as Sokan and he will be translating the lecture from Japanese
into English. It is free to the public and everyone is welcome.
Following the lecture, there will be a Keiro-kai Luncheon to respect the elders.
A reservation is $15 for a bento box. We will also have a Bake/Craft Sale at the
lobby before and after the service/lecture.
OTAKIAGE; Burning Ceremony - Sep 27th
We will have the Annual Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach on Sunday, September
27th. This event is to have a burning 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 and have a relaxing few hours at the beach.