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Below schedule is subject to change due to the health department regulations.


SEP:        6th    Garden Cleaning   9 am

                7th    Labor Day - Temple closed

                8th    Board Meeting

              13th    Higan-E, Monthly Service & Memorial - Online & In-person  11 am

                          Keiro-Kai Bento Lunch Drive-through 12 noon

              27th    Otakiage (Burning Ceremony) at Huntington State Beach  11 am


OCT:      12th   Columbus Day - Temple closed

              13th    Board Meeting

              18th    Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial   11 am



We have finally set up online donation. Please check the DONATION page using the fourth navigation tab on the left. If you have any questions, please email

JIZO-BON Service with BUTSUGENJI Livestreamed


Jizo-bon ceremony was held outside on Sunday, August 16th in

front of the Jizo statues at Zenshuji. Dharma Eye temple,

Butsugenji in Oregon participated by Zoom and a Dharma talk

was given by Butsugenji’s abbot, Rev. Ejo McMullen. You can

see the videos of the service on Zenshuji Facebook page. There

are a longer version of the video (1:15:32) and a shorter version

(49:34) which was edited by Rev. Kojima. Please click on the

link here and enjoy.

Jizo-Bon with

Butsugenji, Oregon

Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra) Masks on Sale


We made Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra) masks which were

blessed at the Tendoku Daihannya prayer service for the early containment of COVID-19 on August 23rd. You can buy them

at the temple in person or order by mail or online at SHOP page.

If you have questions, please call the temple at 213-624-8658

or email


Higan-E outside/online & Keiro-Kai Bento Lunch Drive-through


We will hold Higan-E service at 11 am on Sunday, September 13th at Zenshuji in person and by Facebook Live online.


After the service, Zenshuji cordially invites you to the Annual Keiro-Kai (Honoring Senior Citizen with a bento). Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and regulations for places of worship, we need to change the procedure for our Bento Luncheon. It will be a ‘Drive-Thru Pick Up’ at one of our two locations: Zenshuji (Los Angeles) or Kaiundo Parking Lot (South Bay/Gardena) from 12 noon to 1 pm.


We still want to recognize all our members who are eighty years of age or older and express our appreciation for all they have done and continue to do to keep Zenshuji and the Japanese culture and tradition available for our future generations. We are enjoying the fruits of their labor!


For those of us who are not yet eighty years or plus, there is a donation of $15 for the bento lunch. Please fill out the bottom form and return to Zenshuji by Monday, September 7th.


Please read the instruction below for the Drive-through also.

OTAKIAGE - Burning Ceremony - Sep 27th


Otakiage service is scheduled at 11 am on Sunday, 9/27 if Huntington State Beach and the Parking lot don’t close. No potluck lunch this time, please bring your own lunch/bento. If you are planning to join us, please contact the ministers in advance, so we know how many tents we have to bring.

* We will be wearing masks and keep physical distancing at all events/services.


Keiro-Kai Bento

Order Form

Keiro-Kai Bento

Drive-Thru Instruction


Otakiage Map