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SEP:       5th      Labor Day - temple closed

               11th    Garden Cleaning   9 am

               13th    Board Meeting    7:30 pm

               18th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                           Bake & Craft Sale   10:30 am

                           HIGAN-E, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

                          Special Dharma Talk  11:30 am

                           Keiro-Kai Luncheon   12 pm

                           Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am  cancelled

              24th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am  cancelled

              25th     Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) at Huntington State Beach   11 am


OCT:     9th        Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                           EITAIKYO, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

                           HOSHO-E     1:30 pm

             10th     Columbus Day - temple closed

             11th     Board Meeting   7:30 pm

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

              30th      HALLOWEEN PARTY   1 pm    (rescheduled from 2pm)

              29th     Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

HIGAN-E with BAKE SALE, SPECIAL DHARMA TALK & Keiro-Kai Luncheon - Sep 18th


Our O-HIGAN service from 11 am on Sunday, September 18th has a lot to enjoy. Not just you get free Ohagi at the service, but also we have Bake & Craft sale by the Nagamine family, Special Dharma Talk by a guest priest from Japan, then followed by Keiro-Kai luncheon with Terakoya kids entertainment. Please come and enjoy all the activities with us. For the Keiro-Kai luncheon’s bento box lunch order, please contact the temple.



On Sunday, October 30th, Zenshuji will host a HALLOWEEN fun activity event for the young children.   The activities will begin at 1:00 pm* this year and conclude with a snack around 3:00 pm.   Activities planned include: face painting, monster arts and crafts, etc.    All young children are invited to attend.   We are looking forward to an afternoon of fun and laughter.


* Originally scheduled from 2pm on October 30th on the Zenshuji calendar, but it is rescheduled to 1pm.

OTAKIAGE; Burning Ceremony - Sep 25th


We will have the Annual Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach on Sunday, September 25th.  This event is to have a burning service for all those religious and important items that you do not want to just throw away.  We have burned successful darumas (both eyes colored in), butsudan from deceased relatives, personal family items that are no longer  wanted,  pictures, etc.   We hope that you will be able to attend this event but if you can’t, call the ministers at Zenshuji to make arrangements or answer any questions you might have.   The temple provides a tent, tables and chairs, hamburgers and hotdogs for a luncheon after the ceremony.  We pot-luck any side dishes.   The kids and adults enjoy the dip in the ocean while others sit and enjoy the company.  Please join us and have a relaxing few hours at the beach.


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