23rd Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
30th Halloween Party 1 pm (rescheduled from 2pm)
29th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English 11 am
NOV: 6th Chasen Kuyo Tea Ceremony 11 am - 3 pm
8th Board Meeting 7:30 pm
11th Veteran’s Day observed - temple closed
13th Children’s Shichi-Go-San 11 am and 2 pm
20th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
24th Thanksgiving holiday - temple closed
26th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English 11 am
27th - Dec 3rd Rohatsu Sesshin 6 am - 8 pm
HALLOWEEN PARTY - October 30
On Sunday, October 30th, Zenshuji will host a HALLOWEEN fun activity event for the
young children. The activities will begin at 1:00 pm* this year and conclude with
a snack around 3:00 pm. Activities planned include: face painting, monster arts
and crafts, etc. All young children are invited to attend. We are looking forward
to an afternoon of fun and laughter.
* Originally scheduled from 2pm on October 30th on the Zenshuji calendar, but it
is rescheduled to 1pm.
SHICHI-GO-SAN (7-5-3) SERVICE
Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children’s Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will
be held on Sunday, November 13th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. Because this event is very
popular, we are holding the service twice this year, so those who would like to participate
can sign up for either time.
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 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.
CHASEN KUYO 茶筅供養
Zenshuji cordially invites you to the annual Zenshuji Chasen Kuyo Tea Ceremony &
Vegetarian Luncheon on Sunday, November 6th. Please see the invitation below.