Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
CHASEN KUYO 茶筅供養
Zenshuji cordially invites you to the annual Zenshuji Chasen Kuyo Tea Ceremony &
Vegetarian Luncheon on Sunday, November 5th from 11am. Please fill out the registration
form below or call the temple for more information.
Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children’s Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will
be held on Sunday, November 12th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. You can pick either time
Usually girls of seven years, boys of 5 years and boys and girls of 3 years go to
the local shrine to express gratitude to the Gods for their growth and continued
blessings. The children dress in colorful traditional kimono as they enter the shrine.
If Western attire is worn, the children dress up in party dresses and suits. The
children are given candy called “chitoseame” (thousand year candy) to promise them
long life. We order these candies from Japan. Pictures are taken by the proud parents
for these mile stones. We will have Alan Miyatake of Toyo Miyatake Studio, San Gabriel
taking pictures for this memorable event. Come early to take your pictures before
the service. Alan will be downstairs. All children must register with the ministers
at Zenshuji. Please call (213) 624-8658 and make your reservation.
ROHATSU SESSHIN - NOV 26th to DEC 2nd
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. 26th, and conclude at
midnight on Sat. Dec. 2nd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.