3rd Karaoke Night 7:30pm
11th Rev. Myoshin Lang's Farewell Party
18th Fujinlkai Meeting 10:00am
Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
29 Fujikai Meeting 10:00am
MYOSHIN SENSEI MAHOLO & GOOD LUCK LUNCHEON
How long have you known Myoshin John Lang Sensei? Two years? Four years? Longer? No matter how long you've known Myoshin Sensei, he has left a lasting impression. His gentle personality, soft voice, assisting with various activities, and volunteering whenever possible are some of the traits we will miss. The things that we will miss the most are the things he has developed at the temple in his quiet ways such as: (1) a strong Zazenkai teaching the appropriate way to meditate, (2) introducing the English version of Sutra Chanting, (3) providing the members the choice of having the funeral or wedding in English, (4) giving high school and college students the opportunity to visit Zenshuji and understand the philosophy of Buddhism, (5) Busshin editor, (6) audio/visual technician, (7) member/advisor of various committees, and (8) great spiritual leader to many.
Where is he going? Well, Myoshin Sensei has been given the opportunity to be the resident minister at the Taishoji Temple in Hilo. Hawaii. The request was made from Bishop Komagata of Soto Zen Buddhism Hawaii Office. With the approval of Bishop Akiba and the Board of Directors, Myoshin Sensei went for an interview and a letter of request to transfer was sent to Japan's Shumucho. Even though we will miss Myoshin Sensei's presence very much. we cannot detain him from seeking new experiences and responsibilities as a resident minister at a temple of his own.
The Board of Directors would like to invite everyone to a 'Mahalo and Good Luck Luncheon' on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Zenshuji Social Hall. There will be a service at 11:00am where Sensei will give his last sermon, followed by the Luncheon. Donation will be $20.00 which will include the lunch and gift. We hope to see everyone. Please make your reservation at Zenshuji: (213) 624-8658. Reservation Form
On November 1st at 11am, Zenshuji will again host
Chasen Kuyo. Tickets for seeing the Tea Ceremony
combined with a beautiful Vegetarian Luncheon are
priced at $40.00 per person. For more information
please call Zenshuji at 213-624-8658
Reservation Form (Please reserve by 10/26.)
Also see the Tea Ceremony class page for more info.
TOKUHA FUKYO BUDDHIST LECTURE
A visiting zen monk from Japan, Rev. Tenshin Nakano will give a special Dhama Talk on living Zen in our contemporary life on Sunday, October 18th starting around 11:30 am after Eitaikyo service at 11:00 am.
Title: ‘The Way of Living "Here, Right Now" is Always Being Tested’ Everyone is welcome. Free admission.
SHICHI GO SAN - 7 5 3
On November 8th, Zenshuji will be having the Shichi Go San service celebrating and blessing the health and well being of 3 & 7 year old girls and 5 year old boys. The service will be at 11am and those wishing to participate should contact the Temple. The cost will be $30.00 per child. Photography will be handled by Toyo Miyatake Studio and should be contacted directly. Reservation Form
ZENDEKO WORKSHOP A SUCCESS!
During the week of August 11-15, 2009, Zendeko hosted a Taiko Workshop under the guidance of instructor Rintaro Tateishi. Assisting were veteran members of Zendeko. 17 happy and enthusiastic students were taught the basic skills of taiko playing. At the end of the one week session, the students performed a recital for their parents. The parents were very proud of the accomplishments of the child. Certificates of Participation were given and students asked for future workshops.
SANO SENSEI RETURNS TO JAPAN
Reverend Sano returned to Japan on August 26, 2009. He had a wonderful experience while at Zenshuji, He participated with the Tuesday Volunteer group where he learned how valuable it is to have members help maintain the beauty of the temple and mail packets to the members with information. He went to the Los Angeles Buddhist Federation Children's Summer Camp and learned how important it is to involve and keep the interest of the future generation of children. He enjoyed participating in the Annual Obon/Carnival the American way. Zazenkai hosted a lecture by Sano Sensei. He gave a slide show about his training at Eiheiji Monastery in Fukui-ken, Japan. Those who attended found it very interesting and informative. Upon returning from a short trip to Japan to celebrate Obon, he had the opportunity to visit Oakland/San Francisco area. He was very thankful for the time he spent at Zenshuji and the friendship he formed. We thanked him for his service to the temple and congregation.