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APR:     3rd       LABCF Hanamatsuri   1 pm

              3, 10, 17, 24, May 1    Self-Defense by Shorinji Kempo   4 pm

             10th     Pancake Breakfast   8:30 am

                          Zenshuji Hanamatsuri   11 am

              12th     Board Meeting   7:30 pm

              17th     Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                           Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

              23rd     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

              24th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10 am

              30th     Manzanar Pilgrimage   - Contact Zenshuji for transportation information


MAY:      10th     Board Meeting    7:30 pm

              12th, 19th, 6/2nd, 9th    Introduction to Zen Meditation   7:15 pm

              15th     Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                           Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

                           Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Luncheon   12 pm

              28th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

              29th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  10 am

              30th     Memorial Day Services at Various Cemeteries




Shorinji Kempo South Bay Branch Master, Ted Uekuma is offering a self-defense class starting on Sunday, April 3rd for 5 Sundays at Zenshuji. Please click on the flyer at the right for more information.



Zenshuji Hanamatsuri will be held on Sunday, April 10th at 11:00 am to celebrate Buddha’s birth. We will give out the flowers after the service. In the morning we will serve Pancake Breakfast starting 8:30 am, $6 for the meal. Please check the flyer on the right for more detail.


This year the Hanamatsuri service by the Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation (LABCF) will be held one week earlier on April 3rd from 1:00 pm at JACCC in Little Tokyo. This year's theme is "Sutra - Thread of Life". There will be a play, ‘Miraclecats’ by  the children of Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children  with Challenges and a Dharma talk with visual presentation by Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama, Long Beach Buddhist Church minister. For more information, you can get the pamphlet at Zenshuji.

7th AnnualZenshujiPancakeBreakfastFlyer2016.pdf



Starts on May 12th, 2016.  4 Thursday evenings (5/12, 19, 6/2, 9)

7:15 – 8:30 p.m.

This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation for

beginners. It is open to people of all faiths.  The classes teach you

the basic principles of Zen and Zazen meditation, and discussions

of how to practice Zen in daily life, that is, how to find inner peace

anytime, anywhere.  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. Some class also includes

walking meditation. The classes are led by Rev. Shumyo Kojima, a SotoZen priest who is the head minister of Zenshuji.


The registration is limited up to 12 people.

Cost: $60 for the series ($30 for temple members). Register by calling Zenshuji (213) 624-8658, or by email to:   Please 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.