Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
APRIL & MAY 2020 EVENTS
All Events and Activities are Cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19.
CANCELLED EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Dear Zenshuji Members, Families, Friends and Community,
Zenshuji would like to “THANK” everyone for listening and following the guidelines
of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti. You
are very important to us and want you to take the precautions necessary for yourself
With each passing day, the guidelines and mandates for the people of California keep
changing. Currently we are under the “SAFER AT HOME” OR “STAY AT HOME” restrictions.
Do not leave unless necessary. You may go to the Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Take
Out Restaurants, or Work. We are thankful for those who are working at the Grocery
Store, Gas Stations, Banks, Pharmacies, Restaurants, etc. and hope they will take
the necessary steps to be safe.
Due to this stressful period, Zenshuji Ministers and Board of Directors have decided
to ‘CANCEL ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITES TIL FURTHER NOTICE! SOME NECESSARY APPOINTMENTS
MAY HAPPEN BUT IT WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MINISTERS. YOUR HEALTH AND WELL
BEING IS IMPORTANT TO US!’
Zenshuji will remain open with at least 1 Minister available to answer calls, monitor
the answer machine, return calls, respond to questions and give information as requested.
Kojima Sensei has volunteered to be at the Temple most of the time and has released
Rev. Toho and Rev. Miyazaki home to be with their families. Thank you Kojima Sensei
for your leadership and guidance.
We would like everyone to continue their meditation, give blessings before and after
meals, show compassion to those in need, support members who are alone, and yoga
aerobics at home. We will keep you informed as new restrictions and information
are available. Please stay in good health and take care of yourself during this
Howard Miyoshi, President
Carolyn Abe Hashiba, Chairperson of the Board of Directors
TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
It’s time to renew your temple membership. We have added Zenshuji 100th Anniversary
donation section to the form. Please use the form on the right and mail it to the
temple with a check. Thank you very much for your continuous support!
“VIRUS, HUMANITY and PRAJNA”
By Rev. Shumyo Kojima, Head Priest of Zenshuji
The word “Prajna” or wisdom is a Buddhist term that originates in India. It is a
function of our mind that perceives, recognizes, and processes all phenomena and
structure behind all phenomena. Wisdom is the key to the alleviation of human suffering.
We are right currently in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic: the novel coronavirus.
Many people have already died, while even more people's lives are being threatened
by this virus. We spend each day with an abnormal sense of mental and financial uncertainty,
not knowing how long this will last. However, this is not the first time humanity
has experienced such uncertainty. Indeed, throughout human history, our ancestors
have confronted massive challenges.......................................