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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.



AUG:       3rd     LABCC Summer Camp Ends

               13th    Board Meeting   7:30 pm

               18th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Jizo-Bon, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

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


SEP:       2nd    Labor Day - Temple closed

               4-6     ASZB Meeting

               8th     Garden Cleaning   9 am

              10th    Board Meeting   7:30 pm

              15th    Fujinkai Meeting  10 am

                          Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am

                          Keiro-Kai Luncheon   12 noon

              22nd   Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese  11 am

              29th    Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) at Huntington State Beach  11 am




It’s time to renew your temple membership. Please use the form here and mail it to the temple with a check. Thank you very much for your continuous support!


HIGAN-E with BAKE SALE & KEIRO-KAI Luncheon - Sep 15th


Our O-HIGAN service from 11 am on Sunday, September 15th 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, 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 use the form on the right.

OTAKIAGE; Burning Ceremony - Sep 29th


We will have the Annual Burning Ceremony at Huntington State Beach on Sunday, September 29th.  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.


Otakiage Map


Hawaii - Mainland Soto Zen Members Conference - Oct 25-27


Zenshuji will be hosting the Hawaii - Mainland Soto Zen Members Conference on October 25th to 27th, 2019 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are interested in attending, contact the ministers for room reservation, bus transportation and program as soon as possible.