• 28JUL
    First Year Memorial Service

    First Year Memorial Service

    FIRST YEAR MEMORIAL SERVICE   On July 26 Rinzai-ji held a First Year Memorial Service (Isshūki) for Kyōzan Jōshu Rōshi attended by 70 people. Noritake Rōshi led the service as Dōshi. A memorial poem sent by Jakusho Kwong Rōshi from Sonoma Mountain Zen Center was read. The service was followed by a touching short film
  • 25JUL
    Ho-on Sesshin

    Ho-on Sesshin

    HO-ON SESSHIN   On July 20-25, 35 participants attended the Memorial Sesshin at the Mount Baldy Zen Center. We were truly fortunate to have guest Rōshis & Oshōs join us from Japan for these five days in honor of Kyozan Joshu Rōshi. The retreat was led by Noritake Shunan Rōshi of Reiun-in in Kyoto and
  • 19JUL
    Memorial Service for Oscar Moreno

    Memorial Service for Oscar Moreno

    Oscar Moreno passed away on July 14, 2015. Oscar was a one of the most devoted Zen practioners imaginable, attending nearly all of the Sesshins at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center for the last few decades. Oscar always brought us warmth and laughter. Words cannot express how deeply he will be missed.   Rinzai-ji hosted