JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2021 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
JODO-E DHARMA TALKS
Jodo-E and monthly service was live streamed on Facebook Live. There were Dharma talks by Rev. Jyozen Anjyu from Kanzeonji in English and by Rev. Kojima in Japanese. Please watch the video on the right.
NEW YEAR’S DHARMA MESSAGE
by Rev Kojima
Rev. Kojima’s Dharma message is uploaded on our Facebook page. 逆風に帆を張る（逆風張帆）”Unfurling a sail against the wind
To navigate in adversity”
Please click the image on the right to continue to his message.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2021
Zenshuji Ministers and Board of Directors would like to wish all our members, families and friends a very happy, healthy and safe New Year – 2021! The vaccine is around the corner but we lucky healthy ones need to remember that our first responders and health care people need to take priority since they take care of the Covid-19 patients. 2021 will be a better year if we continue to take the precautions and follow the restrictions set by the state, county and cities.
Remember that the rules and restrictions have been pounded into our brains for a reason since the beginning of the pandemic. Let me refresh your brains again: (1) Stay home as much as possible (the virus is still circulating); (2) Wash your hands frequently (you never know where your hands have been); (3) Wear your mask as often as possible and especially when outside of your house (never know what is in the air); (4) When our of your home, do social distancing which is 6 feet; (5) If you need to sneeze, please do it in your arm; and again (6) Stay at home as much as you can (we are all susceptible to this mean and ugly virus)!
Many of our Annual Traditions such as Obon, Mochitsuki, New Year Service, Hanamatsuri Pancake Breakfast, Hanamatsuri Service, etc. are in jeopardy for 2021. Your Board and Ministers will be discussing about the events and activities in the upcoming months. If you have any suggestions or ideas, contact any of the Board members or Ministers. We will help you develop and expand the suggestions.
We hope that you are meditating and watching the online/live streaming services. We are here to help you participate each month in the Monthly and Memorial Services. We are hoping that by Spring Time we will be able to get the vaccine shot and see each other again. Till then, please stay safe.
Carolyn Abe Hashiba
Chairperson of Zenshuji Board of Directors