Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
It’s time to renew your temple membership. Please use the form here and mail it to
the temple with a check. Thank you very much for your continuous support!
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 18th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. You can pick either time
Usually girls of 7 years, boys of 5 years and boys and girls of 3 years old go to
the local shrine to express gratitude to the Gods for their growth and continued
blessings. The children dress in colorful traditional kimono 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 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 4th from 11am. $60 per person. Please fill
out the registration form below.
On Sunday, November 11th, Zen Aerobics class will host a special CPR workshop from
1 pm. To register, please call at the temple 213-624-8658 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on Sunday, November 11th after the monthly service from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
Mr. Harry Matsumoto, Zenshuji Carnival Treasurer/a long-time temple member, will
share his knowledge about latest Medicare. Everyone is welcome and it’s free to attend.
Please see the flyer on the right for more information.
ROHATSU SESSHIN - DEC 2nd to DEC 8th
You are all invited to attend Rohatsu Sesshin, our one and only
sesshin of the year at Zenshuji. (A sesshin is a week-long retreat
in which people devote themselves to zazen.) This year, Rohatsu
Sesshin will begin on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, and conclude at
midnight on Sat. Dec. 8th.
Three meals will be served each day. For those who plan to join us for meals, it
would be good to know if you are planning to eat with us. If you are planning to
sit for quite a bit of the sesshin, please send an email to email@example.com
to register. We often get more people sitting with us on Sunday and particularly
on Saturday, the last day. There is a suggested donation of $50- 150, on a sliding
scale depending on your situation. Please come and join us, even if you can only
sit for an hour or two.