Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
SETSUBUN - Bean Throwing Ceremony
This service is to celebrate the changing of the Winter Season to the Spring Season.
In the homes, a ‘mame-maki’ or bean throwing ceremony is held to drive out the evil
spirits. The beans are thrown and meant to pierce the devil’s eyes.
At Zenshuji those born the year of the Chinese Zodiac Animal, which this year is
the Boar, will throw the beans while yelling: “Fuku wa uchi; oni was soto” or “Good
Luck enter; devil depart”. If one eats these roasted beans equal in number to one’s
own age, good luck will follow.
Darumas are sold at the Setsubun Service as a symbol of Good Luck. On the back side
a message is written such as Good Family Health, Successful Business, etc. and the
Darumas are blessed and taken home. Come early to purchase and have your Daruma
message blessed. Also fund-raiser raffles will follow the service. Raffle tickets
are $20.00 donation per book or $2.00 donation per ticket, 10 tickets per book.
1st Prize: $500.00
2nd Prize: $400.00
3rd Prize: $300.00
4th Prize: $200.00
5th Prize: $100.00
You are cordially invited to attend the Setsubun Service at
Zenshuji on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:00 am. We scheduled
the service earlier this year so people can watch the Super Bowl
in the afternoon. We look forward to your attendance and taking
home some of the bags with mame (beans) that will be thrown
FEB: 3rd Setsubun-E (Bean-Throwing Ceremony) 11:00 am
12th Directors’ Meeting 7:30 pm
17th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Nehan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
18th Presidents’ Day - Temple closed
24th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
MAR: 1st Casino Night Preparation
2nd Casino Night & Silent Auction 6 pm
12th Board Meeting 7:30 pm
17th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Bake & Craft Sales 10:30 am
Higan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
31st Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
CASINO NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION
Zenshuji's 12th annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is coming soon!
Tell your family and friends to save this date: Saturday, March 2nd (6:00 PM to 11:00
We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent
auction ~ please do what you can today!
Casino Night Festivities:
The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle
tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction
Tickets: $30 donation (pre-sale - available now), $35 donation (at the door)
You can buy the tickets from any Board Members or the ministers.
Casino Table Sponsors:
We are in need of table sponsors ($100 donation, name displayed on the table) and
cash patrons (cash donations of any amount to help defray costs).
Silent Auction Donors:
We are soliciting donations for the silent auction. Times are tight for many of
us but there are several ways to help. Have some wine, beer or empty gift baskets
left over from the holidays? A gift card that you can part with? Have a friend
that is is a hair stylist? Just about anything can become a silent auction item.
Any gesture big or small is greatly appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
* Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, plays, museums and theme parks
* Framed photography or artwork
* Hand-made arts and crafts
* Produce, plants, yard and garden items
* Collectible antiques
* Gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, golf courses and
car washes, etc.
* A weekend at a timeshare or other vacation package
* Themed Gift baskets such as Movie gifts(DVD, movie tickets, popcorn, candy, etc.)
Wine gifts(bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, etc.), Cooking gifts(cook books, cooking
ingredients, cooking utensils/equipment)
With the exception of collectible antiques, we request donations of new items for
the silent auction please!
Please use the form below for your donations.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the temple.