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Busshin  - April

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Busshin  - February

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APR:     12th     Pancake Breakfast 8:30am

                          Zenshuji Hanamatsuri Service   11am

                          LABTF Hanamatsuri Service    1pm

             14th     Board Meeting    7:30pm

             19th     Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                          Monthly Service & Memorial   11am

                          Potluck Luncheon 12 noon

             25th     Manzanar Pilgrimage   1pm  

                             (contact Zenshuji for transportation information)

             26th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am



MAY:     2nd     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11am

             10th - 15th   Tassajara Retreat   (Contact Zenshuji for more info)

             12th     Board Meeting    7:30pm

             17th     Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                          Monthly Service & Memorial   11am

                          Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Luncheon  12pm

             23rd     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11am

             25th     Memorial Day Service at various cemeteries

             31st     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am



Our Annual Hanamatsuri Pancake Breakfast is on Sunday, April 12, 2015 beginning at 8:30am.  We have over 90 people participating every year and we hope to increase the number to 100.


Committee chairperson Brian Kimura with assistants Christine Kimura and Alex Lo work hard to get the ingredients donated so that it all profit for the ‘Otera’.   Tickets are only $6.00 and you will get the delicious breakfast of scramble egg, spam, pancake and fruit.  You may eat in the social hall or take home. For tickets call Rev. Kojima or Rev. Toho at Zenshuji, (213) 624-8658.




As a representative and member of Zenshuji, I would like to say ‘Arigatoo Sokan Rumme’ for the wonderful five years of dedication and service to Zenshuji!   It has been the most amazing and energizing period in the history of Zenshuji.  You provided us with new classes about Zen, growth of Zazenkai, new activities for the organization of Zazenkai, class on precepts with sewing of the rakusu, Red Robe Service, completion of the new Sutra Book, ordination of new minister, English Dharma Talks at the monthly/memorial services, lecture circuit translator, President of LABTF, karaoke singer, compassionate listener and many more activities and events.


There are no words one can say to express the emptiness we feel.  We are happy for the new adventure and goals that Bishop Rumme will experience in St. Louis, Missouri and the happiness that Kathleen will bring into your life.   We will always have a special place for you as we meditate and chant the sutras.


Please keep in touch.   


In Gassho,  

Zenshuji Members, Families and Friends