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.
Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
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.
Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for all your support to Zenshuji last year and continuous support
for this year!
This year’s very special event will be on the weekend of May 27th & 28th for Zenshuji100th
Anniversary ceremonies and banquet. We will send out more information when available.
Please join us and celebrate 100 years of Zenshuji’s achievement.
Shusho-E service was held on January 1st in-person and online. A Dharma talk was
given by Rev. Shumyo Kojima. Here is the video which was live-streamed on Facebook
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.