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Temple News

 

Temple News Archives:

 

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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.

DECEMBER 2019 & JANUARY 2020 EVENTS

 

DEC:     1 - 7   Rohatsu Sesshin    all day

              8th     Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                         Jodo-E, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

              10th    Directors’ Meeting   7:30 pm

              15th   Garden Cleaning/Omigaki   9 am

                         Goeika Osame    1 pm

              22nd   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am

              25th   Christmas Day - Temple closed

              28th    Mochigome Washing    8 am

              29th    Mochitsuki    7 am - 5 pm

              31st    Year-end Service   4 pm

 

JAN:      1st       Shusho-E   10 am

              2 - 4    Temple closed

              14th     Board Meeting   7:30 pm

              19th    Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am

              20th    Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Temple closed

              26th    Monthly Service & Memorial   10 am

                          Annual Temple Members General Meeting   11 am

                          New Year’s Party   12:30 pm

TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

 

It’s time to renew your temple membership. Please use the form here and mail it to the temple with a check. Thank you very much for your continuous support!

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ROHATSU SESSHIN - DEC 1st to DEC 7th      

 

You are all invited to attend Rohatsu Sesshin, our one and only

sesshin of the year at Zenshuji. (A sesshin is a week-long retreat

in which people devote themselves to zazen.) This year, Rohatsu

Sesshin will begin on Sunday, Dec. 1st, and conclude at

midnight on Sat. Dec. 7th.

 

Three meals will be served each day. For those who plan to join us for meals, it would be good to know if you are planning to eat with us. If you are planning to sit for quite a bit of the sesshin, please send an email to webmaster@zenshuji.org to register. We often get more people sitting with us on Sunday and particularly on Saturday, the last day. There is a suggested donation of $50- 150, on a sliding scale depending on your situation. Please come and join us, even if you can only sit for an hour or two.

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MOCHITSUKI & MOCHI ORDER

 

We will have the annual end-of-the-year Mochitsuki (mochi pounding) at Zenshuji on Sunday  December 29th from 7am to 4 pm. We need a lot of muscle power to pound a lot of mochi rice. Please help us whenever you can. If you are ordering mochi, please mail/bring in the mochi order form below to the temple by December 17th. Every year we have people asking to buy but they did not order.   Remember, we order the mochigome (mochi rice) by the order form counts.   Please help us to be more accurate.

 

One pound of small mochi - $5

Okasane-Mochi 1 set - $8

 

We also have Mochigome washing on Saturday,

December 28th from 8am. Please volunteer.

END THE YEAR WITH YEAR-END SERVICE

 

Our Year-End service will be at 4 pm on December 31st. Please join us to end the year calmly and spiritually.

NEW YEAR’S SERVICE

 

New Year’s service will be held at 10 am on January 1st. You will be treated with Ozoni (mochi in soup) and celebratory sake after the service. Please join us to celebrate New Year 2020, the year of Tokyo Olympics.

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