Below schedule is subject to change due to the health department regulations.
NOV: 10th Board Meeting 6:30 pm
11th Veteran’s Day - Temple closed
15th Shichi Go San 753 Children’s Service 11 am & 2 pm
22nd Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
26th Thanksgiving Day - Temple closed
DEC: 6th Jodo-E, Monthly Service & Memorial 11 am
8th Directors’ Meeting 6:30 pm
13th Garden Cleaning/Omigaki 9 am
Goeika Osame 1 pm
25th Christmas Day - Temple closed
31st Year-end Service 4 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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, 1 pm 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 milestones.
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.
EITAIKYO Service Dharma Talks
Eitaikyo service was held on October 18th by the ministers and Dharma talks were
given by Rev. Miyazaki in Japanese and by Rev. Doshin Johnson in English. Please
enjoy the video here.