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Zenshuji is a Sōtō Zen temple dedicated to bringing the 2,500-year-old teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha to America as illuminated by Dōgen Zenji and Keizan Zenji, the Two Founders of Sōtō Zen Buddhism.


Our mission is to offer the ethnically diverse area of greater Los Angeles guidance in Sōtō Zen practice for those interested in satisfying spiritual, intellectual, and social needs.


Zenshuji is located in the heart of Los Angeles in the Little Tokyo/Arts District area. We offer Zen practice for all people in a unique Japanese-style setting.


Please join us. Zenshuji is an oasis of calm in the midst of the fast pace of urban life.


1922年創立以来、九十年の歴史がある曹洞宗北米両大本山別院禅 宗寺。禅仏教、道元禅師の教えと共に、法要・冠婚葬祭はもとより、 節分・お盆祭り・七五三など四季折々の日本の行事、茶道や日本語な どの日本文化教室、日系人の社交イベントなど、多岐にわたる活動・ 行事で南カリフォルニア日系社会やダウンタウン・リトルトーキョー 地域に貢献しています。


July 2 - Container Cleanup コンテナ中掃除

July 6 - Booth Construction 祭りブース設置

July 7 - Obon Preparation 祭り準備

July 8 & 9 - 59th Zenshuji Obon Carnival 第五十九回禅宗寺お盆祭り

July 11 - Carnival Cleanup 祭り後片付け

July 29 - Aug 5  - LABCC Summer Camp 仏連サマーキャンプ

July 30 - Learn to Dance Awa Odori 阿波踊り体験イベント

Aug 6 - Zen Aerobics starts again 禅エアロビックス再開

Aug 20 - Jozo-Bon & Monthly Service 地蔵盆・祥月



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