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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。


Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 - Bodhisattva Precepts Lectures 菩薩戒講座

Apr 6 - Hanamatsuri/Pancake Breakfast 花祭り・ホットケーキ朝食

Apr 20 - Monthly Service 祥月法要

Apr 26 - Manzanar Pilgrimage マンザナ巡礼

Apr 27 - A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation 一日坐禅

May 3~8 - Tassajara Retreat 1 タサハラリトリート1

May 11~16 - Tassajara Retreat 2 タサハラリトリート2

May 18 - Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Luncheon 母の日・父の日昼食会

May 20, 27, Jun 3, 17 - はじめての坐禅- Intro Zazen in Japanese

May 26 - Memorial Day Services at various cemeteries メモリアルデーお墓参り


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