Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
METRO STREET CLOSURES
Metro has been constructing the regional connector for the subway system around Zenshuji.
Here is the street closure information for 2020.
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020 EVENTS
FEB: 2nd Setsubun-E (Bean-Throwing Ceremony) 11:00 am
11th Directors’ Meeting 7:30 pm
16th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Hossen-shiki (Dharma combat ceremony) 10 am
Nehan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
17th Presidents’ Day - Temple closed
23rd Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
MAR: 1st Miso Making Workshop 2 pm
6th Casino Night Preparation
7th Casino Night & Silent Auction 6 pm
10th Board Meeting 7:30 pm
15th Fujinkai Meeting 10 am
Bake & Craft Sales 10:30 am
Higan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
29th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 11 am
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 Rat, 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 2nd at 11:00 am. We scheduled
the service earlier since last 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 at the service.
If you were born in the year of the Rat and would like to be a
bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo (Japanese
traditional costume) or without, please call the temple at
(213)624-8658. See the letter and the flyer on the right.
(You don’t need to fill in a form anymore.)
MISO MAKING WORKSHOP
We will hold Miso-making workshop on March 1 from 2 pm.
Please fill out the application on right if you would like to participate.
HOSSEN-SHIKI, DHARMA COMBAT CEREMONY
There will be a Dharma combat ceremony at 10 am before Nehan-E service on Feb 16th.
The practitioners will ask Zen questions to the leading training monk, Rev. Doshin
Diana Johnson. Anyone is welcome to join us if you are interested.
CASINO NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION
Zenshuji's 13th annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser will be held Saturday,
March 7th, 6 PM to 11 PM.
We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent
auction ~ please do what you can.
We are actively looking for donations to the silent auction currently such as new
merchandise, services, gift certificates, tickets, etc. Besides new items, antiques
that can be appraised are gladly accepted.
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 at the temple),
$35 donation (at the door) You can buy the tickets from any
Board Members or the ministers.
Please use the donation/ticket form on the right.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the