Last Year we had a very successful lecture series, Zenshuji 100th Anniversary A Series
of Lectures and Conversations. Thank you very much for your participation! If you
are interested to listen to the lectures again, please see the lecture series page
below for video links.
We are starting to edit a commemorative booklet and create a slide
show for Zenshuji 100th Anniversary Banquet (Save this date May
27th, 2023). To use in the booklet and/or for the slide show, we are
looking for old pictures you took at Zenshuji. These photos can be
very old or relatively old. Please let us know if you have some
pictures to share with us for the celebration.
JANUARY MONTHLY SERVICE
January monthly service was held on January 29th in-person and online. Dharma talks
were given by Rev. Toho in Japanese and by Rev. Miyazaki in English. Here is the
video which was live-streamed on Facebook Live. Sound only for technical problems.
Setsubun service on Feb 5th is to celebrate the changing of the Winter Season to
the Spring Season. In the homes, a ‘mame-maki’ or bean throwing ceremony is held
to drive out the evil spirits. The beans are thrown and meant to pierce the devil’s
Darumas are sold at the Setsubun Service as a symbol of Good Luck. On the back side
a message is written such as Good Family Health, Successful Business, etc. and the
Darumas are blessed and taken home. Come early to purchase and have your Daruma
message blessed. Also fund-raiser raffles will follow the service. Raffle tickets
are $20.00 donation per book or $2.00 donation per ticket, 10 tickets per book.
If you were born in the year of the Rabbit
and would like to be a bean thrower on
stage, wearing Kamishimo (Japanese
traditional costume) or without, please
call the temple at (213)624-8658. See
the letter and the flyer on the right.
(You don’t need to fill in a form anymore.)
CASINO NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION
This year Zenshuji's 14th annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser will
be held Saturday, March 4th, 6 PM to 11 PM.
We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent
auction ~ please do what you can.
We are actively looking for donations to the silent auction currently such as new
merchandise, services, gift certificates, tickets, etc. Besides new items, antiques
that can be appraised are gladly accepted.
Casino Night Festivities:
The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle
tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction
Tickets: $30 donation (pre-sale - available at the temple),
$35 donation (at the door) You can buy the tickets from any
Board Members or the ministers.
Please use the donation/ticket form on the right.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the