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Now you can shop at Amazon and donate to Zenshuji at the same

time!   Here is the link to Zenshuji Amazon smile page;


Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.



MAR:       2nd    Casino Night Preparation

                3rd     Casino Night & Silent Auction   6 pm

               13th    Board Meeting   7:30 pm

               18th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                           Higan-E & Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

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

               25th    Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am


APR:       8th      Pancake Breakfast  8:30 am

                           Zenshuji Hanamatsuri   11 am

                           LABTF Hanamatsuri   1:30 pm

              10th     Board Meeting   7:30 pm

              15th     Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

              28th     Manzanar Pilgrimage  - contact the temple for transportation

                          Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in English  11 am

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




Zenshuji's 11th annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is coming soon! Tell your family and friends to save this date: Saturday, March 3rd (6:00 PM to 11:00 PM)


We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent auction ~ please do what you can today!


Casino Night Festivities:

The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction items.


Tickets: $30 donation (pre-sale - available now), $35 donation (at the door)

You can buy the tickets from any Board Members  or the ministers.


Casino Table Sponsors:

We are in need of table sponsors ($100 donation, name displayed on the table) and cash patrons (cash donations of any amount to help defray costs).


Silent Auction Donors:

We are soliciting donations for the silent auction.  Times are tight for many of us but there are several ways to help.  Have some wine, beer or empty gift baskets left over from the holidays?  A gift card that you can part with?  Have a friend that is is a hair stylist?  Just about anything can become a silent auction item. Any gesture big or small is greatly appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:


* Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, plays, museums and theme parks

* Framed photography or artwork

* Hand-made arts and crafts

* Produce, plants, yard and garden items

* Collectible antiques

* Gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, golf courses and car washes, etc.

* A weekend at a timeshare or other vacation package

* Sports club memberships

* Netflix subscriptions

* CDs, DVDs, computer/console games, books, audio books, iTunes credits, etc

* Themed Gift baskets such as Movie gifts(DVD, movie tickets, popcorn, candy, etc.) Wine gifts(bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, etc.), Cooking gifts(cook books, cooking ingredients, cooking utensils/equipment)


With the exception of collectible antiques, we request donations of new items for the silent auction please!


Please use the form below for your donations.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the temple.

Thank you in advance for you support!


Donation Form



Soto Zen Shumucho (administrative offices) made videos to show our activities in North America. The first one will show you the current stream of Soto Zen in North America, how the Zen is synchronizing in the daily life of the people who live there.

In the second one, almost 100 year-history in North America can be seen including Zenshuji. Soto Zen Buddhism was originally begun for Japanese immigrants. But now, there are so many Zen centers for the practitioners in North America.

The Advancement of Soto Zen

in North America

Soto Zen As a new style of living



Zenshuji Hanamatsuri will be held on Sunday, April 8th at 11:00 am to celebrate Buddha’s birth. We will give out 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. We are looking for volunteers to cook/serve the breakfast also.


In the afternoon, Hanamatsuri service by Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation (LABTF) will be held from 1:30 pm at Nishi Hongwanji Temple in Little Tokyo.