23rd A Day of Zazen: One Day of Sitting Meditation
30th Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10am
SETSUBUNE - Bean throwing ceremony
To celebrate the last day of the lunar year, we will have the festive ceremony of
'bean throwing' (mamemaki) at 1:30pm on February 2nd. The dried roasted soy beans
are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil spirits. Everyone yells,
"Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Translated: In with good luck; away with demons. People
born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, etc, year
old) are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch the thrown
beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us. If you were
born in the year of Horse and would like to be a bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo
(Japanese traditional costume), please fax this form below to the temple at (213)624-8650.
We will be holding our 7th annual Casino Night & Silent Auction Fundraiser this year
on Saturday, March 1st, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. You can support this event by purchasing
tickets, sponsoring a table, or donating items to the silent auction or raffle. For
more information, please see the ticket/donation form at the temple.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION
5 Thursday evenings
February 6th through March 6th, From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m
This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation for
beginners. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a
presentation of the basic principles of Zen and zazen meditation,
and discussions of how to practice Zen in daily life – while at work
and at leisure. Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during
the first class, and working up to 30 minutes at the end of the series. Each class
also includes walking meditation. Cost: $70 for the series ($35 for temple members).
Register by calling Zenshuji (213) 617-0100 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name and contact information. Payment may be made at the first class.
Scholarships are also available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
A DAY OF ZAZEN: One Day of Sitting Meditation
The Zazenkai holds One Day sitting, “A Day of Zazen” almost every month. It will
be from 7:10am to 4:40 pm, include 8 periods of zazen, a Dharma talk by Daigaku Sokan,
breakfast, lunch and a question period. Please see the flyer for the dates and detailed
schedule for 2014. Please email email@example.com if you are planning to attend.