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JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS

 

JAN:        1st      Shusho-E (new year’s service)   10 am    

                2nd - 4th   Temple closed

                7th     Zen Aerobics restarts

                9th     Board Meeting   7:30 pm

               15th    ML King Jr.’s Day - Temple closed

               21st    Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am

               27th    Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

               28th    Fujinkai Meeting  1 pm

                           Monthly Service & Memorial   2 pm

                           Annual Temple Members’ General Meeting   3 pm

                           New Year’s Party    5 pm

 

FEB:       4th      Setsubun-E (Bean-Throwing Ceremony)   1:30 p m

              13th     Directors’ Meeting   7:30 pm

              18th     Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Nehan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

              19th     Presidents’ Day - Temple closed

              24th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

              25th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am

                          Miso Making Workshop   2 pm

AMAZON SMILE & ZENSHUJI

 

Now you can shop at Amazon and donate to Zenshuji at the same

time!   Here is the link to Zenshuji Amazon smile page;

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-1782838

 

Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.

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SETSUBUNE - Bean throwing ceremony

 

To celebrate the last day of the lunar year, we will have the festive ceremony of 'bean throwing' (mamemaki) at 1:30pm on February 4th. The dried roasted soy beans are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil spirits. Everyone yells, "Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Translated: In with good luck; away with demons. People born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, etc, year old) are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch the thrown beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us. If you were born in the year of Dog and would like to be a bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo (Japanese traditional costume), please bring in, mail or fax this form below to the temple at (213)624-8650.   

 

APPLICATION FORM  年男年女豆撒き申込書                         SETSUBUN RAFFLE

HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE YEAR OF THE DOG

 

The Ministers, Board of Directors, Buddhist Women’s Association, and Zenshuji Organizations would like to wish all the congregation members and friends a Happy 2018 New Year!  May 2018 be filled with Good Health, Happiness, Love, Hope, Longevity and Prosperity.  We enjoyed your support, partnership and hours of hard work to continue the growth of Zenshuji.   We look forward to your continued effort to help Zenshuji grow as we head toward our golden anniversary.  

 

Carolyn Abe Hashiba

Chairperson of Zenshuji Board of Directors

GENERAL MEETING AND NEW YEAR’S PARTY

 

You are cordially invited to the General Meeting (3:00pm) and New Year’s Party (5:00pm) on  Sunday, January 28th, 2018.  We will have elections for Board Members,  financial reports from the various organizations, reports of new activities, and question/answer periods.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please look out for New Year Party invitation and Bento order form  in the mail in early January.

100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Our 100th Anniversary is in four years from now in 2022. We have started to think about this big event since last year and we will hold another 100th year anniversary committee meeting at 2 pm on Sunday, January 21st. If you are interested in or have any ideas for the event, please join us.

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SETSUBUNLETTER2018.pdf