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DEC:     Nov.29th-Dec 5th    Rohatsu Sesshin 6am - 8pm

              6th       Fujinkai Meeting  10am

                          Jodo-E, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

                          Porridge Luncheon   12:00pm

              8th      Board Meeting   7:30pm

              13th    Garden Cleaning/Omigaki/Goeika Osame

              20th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

              25th     Christmas Day - temple closed

              26th    Mochigome Washing 8am

              27th    Mochitsuki    7am-4pm

              31st    Year-End Service    4pm


JAN:      1st       Shusho-E (New Year’s Service) 10am

              2, 3 & 4   - temple closed

             12th     Board Meeting    7:30pm

             18th     M.L.King Jr. Birthday - temple closed

             (24th)  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10am

             (30th)  Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11am

             31st    Fujinkai Meeting  1pm

                         Monthly Service & Memorial   2pm

                         Annual Temple Members General Meeting 3pm

                         New Year’s Party  5pm


1ST STREET CONSTRUCTION from Oct 24th for 10 weeks


There is a street construction taking place at First Street between Alameda and Hewitt for 10 weeks starting October 24th. The use of the section will be limited. Please see the announcement HERE for more information.

ROHATSU SESSHIN - NOV 29th to DEC 5th      


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, Nov. 29th, and conclude at

midnight on Sat. Dec. 5th.


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 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.




We will have the annual end-of-the-year Mochitsuki (mochi pounding) at Zenshuji on Sunday  December 27th from 7am to 5pm. 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/hand in the mochi order form below by the 22nd. 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.  Order As Soon As Possible.

One pound of small mochi = $4; Okasane-Mochi 1 set = $7


We also have Mochigome washing on Saturday,

December 26th from 8am.