OBON EVENT SCHEDULE
Here is the Zenshuji Obon Carnival Event Schedule. It is subject to change without notice.
Saturday, July 12
1:30 pm Obon Service at the Main Hall
3:00 pm Karaoke Contest (Registration starts at 2 pm)
4:00 pm Japanese Folk Dance
4:30 pm Okinawa Taiko - Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch
5:15 pm Martial Art - Shorinji Kempo
6:00 pm Taiko (Japanese Drums) - Zendeko
6:30 pm Bon Odori
Sunday, July 13
1:30pm Obon Service at the Main Hall
3:30 pm Japanese Folk Dance - Tokushima Awa Odori
4:15 pm Japanese Classical Dance - Bando Hidesomi
5:00 pm Polynesian Dance - Sea Breeze
5:30 pm Taiko (Japanese Drums) - Zendeko
6:30 pm Raffle Drawing
6:45 pm Bon Odori - music played by Matsutoyo-kai
JULY & AUGUST 2014 EVENTS
A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation
The Zazenkai holds One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month. It will be from 7:10am to 4:40 pm, include 8 periods of zazen, a Dharma talk by Daigaku Sokan, breakfast, lunch and a question period. Please see the flyer for the dates and detailed schedule for 2014. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
56TH OBON CARNIVAL - July 12&13th
Zenshuji Obon Carnival is on July 12th and 13th this year. A lot of fun for your entire family. This is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success. Please volunteer whenever you can. Thank you for your continuous support for Zenshuji.
June 29 - Chochin Hanging/Garden Cleaning 9am
July 6 - Container Cleanup 9am
July 10 - Booth Construction 5pm
July 11 - Preparation All day
July 12 & 13 - Zenshuji Obon Carnival All day
July 15 - Carnival Clean up 5pm
NEED DONATION for OBON WHITE ELEPHANT BOOTH
Please donate for this worthy cause - your Temple! (No used clothing, however.) Please bring your items to the temple to the attention of Mrs. Kay Soo Hoo or Rev. Kojima. Contact phone at the temple; 213-624-8658.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
5 Thursday evenings
August 14th through September 11th, From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m
This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation for
beginners. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a
presentation of the basic principles of Zen and zazen meditation,
and discussions of how to practice Zen in daily life – while at work
and at leisure. Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes at the end of the series. Each class also includes walking meditation. Cost: $70 for the series ($35 for temple members). Register by calling Zenshuji (213) 617-0100 or by email to email@example.com. Include your name and contact information. Payment may be made at the first class. Scholarships are also available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.