Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
DECEMBER 2019 & JANUARY 2020 EVENTS
DEC: 1 - 7 Rohatsu Sesshin all day
8th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Jodo-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
10th Directors’ Meeting 7:30 pm
15th Garden Cleaning/Omigaki 9 am
Goeika Osame 1 pm
22nd Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
25th Christmas Day - Temple closed
28th Mochigome Washing 8 am
29th Mochitsuki 7 am - 5 pm
31st Year-end Service 4 pm
JAN: 1st Shusho-E 10 am
2 - 4 Temple closed
14th Board Meeting 7:30 pm
19th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Temple closed
26th Monthly Service & Memorial 10 am
Annual Temple Members General Meeting 11 am
New Year’s Party 12:30 pm
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!
ROHATSU SESSHIN - DEC 1st to DEC 7th
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. 1st, and conclude at
midnight on Sat. Dec. 7th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
MOCHITSUKI & MOCHI ORDER
We will have the annual end-of-the-year Mochitsuki (mochi pounding) at Zenshuji on
Sunday December 29th from 7am to 4 pm. We need a lot of muscle power to pound a
lot of mochi rice. Please help us whenever you can. If you are ordering mochi, please
mail/bring in the mochi order form below to the temple by December 17th. Every year
we have people asking to buy but they did not order. Remember, we order the mochigome
(mochi rice) by the order form counts. Please help us to be more accurate.
One pound of small mochi - $5
Okasane-Mochi 1 set - $8
We also have Mochigome washing on Saturday,
December 28th from 8am. Please volunteer.
END THE YEAR WITH YEAR-END SERVICE
Our Year-End service will be at 4 pm on December 31st. Please join us to end the
year calmly and spiritually.
NEW YEAR’S SERVICE
New Year’s service will be held at 10 am on January 1st. You will be treated with
Ozoni (mochi in soup) and celebratory sake after the service. Please join us to celebrate
New Year 2020, the year of Tokyo Olympics.