OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020 EVENTS
ONLINE DONATION IS FINALLY HERE
We have finally set up online donation. Please check the DONATION page using the fourth navigation tab on the left. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
JIZO-BON Service with BUTSUGENJI Livestreamed
Jizo-bon ceremony was held outside on Sunday, August 16th in
front of the Jizo statues at Zenshuji. Dharma Eye temple,
Butsugenji in Oregon participated by Zoom and a Dharma talk
was given by Butsugenji’s abbot, Rev. Ejo McMullen. You can
see the videos of the service on Zenshuji Facebook page. There
are a longer version of the video (1:15:32) and a shorter version
(49:34) which was edited by Rev. Kojima. Please click on the
link here and enjoy.
Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra) Masks on Sale
We made Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra) masks which were
blessed at the Tendoku Daihannya prayer service for the early containment of COVID-19 on August 23rd. You can buy them
at the temple in person or order by mail or online at SHOP page.
If you have questions, please call the temple at 213-624-8658
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 15th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. You can pick either time to register.
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.
All children must call the temple and register with the ministers at Zenshuji.
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. Please call Alan for reservation at (626) 289-5674. He will be downstairs. Also you can ask Ms. Akutagawa for kimono rental and/or dressing. Please call her for pricing and detail at 805-404-7635.