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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。


Sep 4, 11 - Introduction to Zen Meditation 坐禅のすすめ

Sep 7- A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 一日坐禅

Sep 14 - Garden Cleaning/Omigaki 庭掃除・お磨き

Sep 21 - Higan-E/Special Dharma Talk/Keiro-kai Luncheon 


Sep 28 - Otakiage (Burning ceremony) お焚き上げ

Oct 8 - Taiko & Shinobue Workshop 太鼓・篠笛研修会

Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 - Zen Study Group 「禅の本質」勉強会

Oct 12 - A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 一日坐禅

Oct 18 - Japanese Reading 朗読会

Oct 19 - Eitaikyo/Hosho-E 永代経・放生会

Oct 26 - Halloween Party ハロウィンパーティ


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