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Below schedule is subject to change due to the health department regulations.


FEB:       5th      Setsubun-E (Bean-Throwing Ceremony)   11:00 am

              14th    Directors’ Meeting   6:30 pm

              19th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Nehan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am   Facebook Live

              20th    Presidents’ Day - Temple closed


MAR:        4th     Casino Night & Silent Auction   6 pm

               11th    Shakuhachi & Koto Concert   7 pm

               14th    Board Meeting   6:30 pm

               19th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Higan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am   

                           Facebook Live


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.


100th Anniversary Lecture Series

WANTED! OLD PICTURES You Took at Zenshuji


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 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.

Jan Monthly Service

Talks by Rev Toho in Jpn

& by Rev Miyazaki in Eng

Sound Only


SETSUBUN - Bean Throwing Ceremony


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 eyes.  


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.)




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 items.


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

temple.   Thank you in advance for you support!