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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.

JUNE & JULY 2020 EVENTS

 

All Events and Activities are Cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19.

 

JUN:         9th     Board Meeting   6 pm

STAY SAFE AND WEAR YOUR MASK!

 

Dear Zenshuji Members, Families and Friends,

 

Thank you for following the Preventative Guidelines of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) to keep yourself, family and community safe.  It seems that we have not peeked yet so we will be staying at home for several more months.   By doing our part, we are trying to avoid the devastation like New York.   We don’t know what the future holds for us but the longer we are in the ‘STAY AT HOME’ restriction, the harder it will be emotionally, financially and socially.   But by following the restrictions, and guidelines like wearing a mask if you need to go out, we will all be doing our individual parts.

 

Your support is of utmost importance to Zenshuji.   If you know of a member, family or friend who might need our help please notify the ministers.   We will do whatever we can whether it is getting food, making a welfare call, or sending a caring message.   If you need help, please call the ministers, Fujinkai member, or a Board Member.

 

Also, Zenshuji missed out on the revenue of Hanamatsuri, April Monthly / Memorial Service, Pancake Breakfast, Private Services, and Room Rental Fees.   If you are able to donate to Zenshuji  $20, $50, or more, please send it in mail.  We don’t want to cause hardship to anyone but your donation will be greatly appreciated.

 

Please take care of yourselves and those of your family.   Remember to stay at home as much as possible and call on aging relatives, close friends, and families with young children.   Together we will succeed to fight this virus.

 

 

Gassho,

 

Rev. Shumyo Kojima

 

Rev. Daiki Toho & Rev. Ryoko Miyazaki

 

Howard Miyoshi & Carolyn Abe Hashiba

TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

 

It’s time to renew your temple membership. We have added Zenshuji 100th Anniversary donation section to the form. Please use the form on the right and mail it to the temple with a check. Thank you very much for your continuous support!

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DHARMA TALKS

 

“VIRUS, HUMANITY and PRAJNA”

 

By Rev. Shumyo Kojima, Head Priest of Zenshuji

 

 

The word “Prajna” or wisdom is a Buddhist term that originates in India. It is a function of our mind that perceives, recognizes, and processes all phenomena and structure behind all phenomena. Wisdom is the key to the alleviation of human suffering.

 

We are right currently in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic: the novel coronavirus. Many people have already died, while even more people's lives are being threatened by this virus. We spend each day with an abnormal sense of mental and financial uncertainty, not knowing how long this will last. However, this is not the first time humanity has experienced such uncertainty.  Indeed, throughout human history, our ancestors have confronted massive challenges.......................................

 

 

Please continue reading the message here.

 

 

 

法話 「ウイルスと人類と智慧」

 

曹洞宗北米別院 禅宗寺 国際布教主任 小島秀明

 

 

智慧という言葉はもともとインドからきた仏教用語です。すべての物事やその背景にある道 理を見きわめ、正しく判断し、処理する心の働きです。人間の苦しみを取り除く最大の鍵が この智慧です。

 

今私たちは新型コロナウイルスによる経験のないパンデミックの中にいます。

すでに多くの人が亡くなり、ウイルスの脅威に脅かされています。私たちは精神的にも経済 的にも不安を抱えていつまで続くのか分からないこの非日常の生活をおくっています。しか し、これは今に始まったことではありません。人類誕生以来、私たちの先祖が遭遇し格闘し てきた大問題です。.............................

 

 

 

続きはこちらでお読み下さい。

 

 

 

“SOLIDARITY SUTRA”

 

By Rev. Duncan Ryūken Williams

 

 

Thus have we heard

 

At a time when physical distancing is required, yet social solidarity is so needed

 

The Great Physician Buddha offers medicine to alleviate the hurts of our world:

 

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Please continue reading the message here.

MAY MONTHLY SERVICE VIDEO

 

We videotaped our May monthly service. Click on the image here to watch. You can search for “Zenshuji videos” on YouTube to get to it also.