• 28MAR
    Cerritos College Visit

    Cerritos College Visit

    We spent the morning with Joseph Van De Mortel and his Cerritos College religion & philosophy students. (Hopefully our discussion of the dharma was more clear than this photo!)
  • 20MAR
    Gardena House

    Gardena House

    Sasaki Roshi moved to this house in Gardena in 1962. Today, with the help of Craig Paup, Jim Davis, and Hiro, our contractor, the house is being fixed up. Thank you for your tremendous contribution.
  • 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
  • 20DEC
    Rohatsu Zazenkai & Jodo-e

    Rohatsu Zazenkai & Jodo-e

    Rohatsu Zazenkai took place at Rinzai-ji from Thursday, December 18th to midnight on Saturday, December 20th, 2014. The following Sunday morning was Jodo-e, Buddha’s enlightenment day.  
  • 12DEC
    Sangha Visits

    Sangha Visits

    Jodo John Candy visited Rinzai-ji on November 9th for our Sunday program. He gave a lively Dharma talk to 15 of our local sangha members, followed by an outdoor lunch after the program. Thank you Jodo! Our program runs every Sunday from 9am to noon, followed by lunch, and features a dharma talk, discussion group, or recorded teaching,
  • 07DEC
    Kinney Heights Walk

    Kinney Heights Walk

    West Adams Heritage Association hosted a Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner event that featured Rinzai-ji Zen Center as one of Kinney Heights historic heritage. Read more…