• 28JAN
    Steve Sanfield 1937 – 2015

    Steve Sanfield 1937 – 2015

    Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Roshi’s great friend Steve Sanfield passed away at home on morning of Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at the age of 77. We will update you soon with Memorial Service arrangements. Gassho,Rinzai-ji Staff & Board of Directors Steve Sanfield’s Obituary here
  • 11JAN

    Taitetsu Unno 1929 – 2014

    Memorial Service of Taitetsu Unno was taken place at Senshin Buddhist Temple on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Haruyo Sasaki, Paul Humphreys and Myoren Yasukawa were invited to the service. Unno’s family through three generations, Taitetsu’s farther, himself and his son, Mark Unno have known Sasaki Roshi.      
  • 11JAN
    Sunday Program

    Sunday Program

    We had two new students, Seido Osho, Oren as well as Jim Davis from 1974 practicing with Roshi in Vancouver, Canada and Mt.Baldy Seichu visited us for the weekend.
  • 10JAN
    Rinzai-ki Sesshin & Memorial Service

    Rinzai-ki Sesshin & Memorial Service

    We concluded our Rinzai-ki Sesshin Retreat this past Saturday. A small group of dedicated practitioners sat, ate, walked, chanted and practiced together for five days. A deep bow of thanks to Craig Paup, Oren, Gento, Myoren, Pierre Jauretche, and Cynthia Seby. On Saturday we honored Rinzai Gigen Zenji, the founder of our branch of Zen,
  • 01JAN

    New Year Program

    We rang in the new year at Rinzai-ji with a dinner followed by a listening circle, where we shared what is alive for us as we conclude 2014 and head into 2015. Then we sat Zazen through the evening and into the morning, taking a break to eat some noodles at 2 a.m. We were

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