• 26DEC

    No Zazenkai in January

    Please note that there will be no Zazenkai in January. Thank you!
  • 11DEC

    November Contribution 2012

    Our deepest Gassho and Gratitude for your support! Please notify Rinzai-ji office if you do not see your name.   List of donors & contributors – the month of November 2012:   To Rinzai-ji: Anonymous Dianne Lawrence Dokan Haruyo Sasaki Myoren Myoyuu Seisen & Seiun Stan Kincannon Tom Yoneda Vinny Piazza   Gift to Roshi:
  • 05DEC

    Announcement 12/05/12

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, at the age of 105, stepped down from his role as the primary Zen teacher for Rinzai-ji nine months ago due to serious illness. Our community is working to provide a forum where both students and ordained teachers of Rinzai-Ji may voice any concerns regarding organizational structure, student-teacher relationships, and a vision
  • 22NOV

    Announcement 11/22/12

    Recently the Board of Directors of Rinzai-ji has become aware of allegations posted on websites of sexual misconduct by Joshu Sasaki Roshi, the Abbott of Rinzai-ji. The Board takes allegations of inappropriateness regarding any Rinzai-ji teacher’s behavior very seriously. The Board is therefore conferring this weekend to create a plan to address this issue. We
  • 31OCT

    October 2012

    Our deepest Gassho and Gratitude for your support! Please notify Rinzai-ji office if you do not see your name.   List of donors & contributors – the month of October 2012:   To Rinzai-ji: Anonymous Cerritos College World Religion Class Mary Cowan Genshin Haruyo Sasaki Dianne Lawrence Myoko Myoren Myoyuu Tom Yoneda   Gift to
  • 08OCT
    October Weekend Zazenkai

    October Weekend Zazenkai

    Weekend Zazenkai followed the Daruma-ki ceremony, the weekend of October 5 – 7th. It was an opportunity for formal zazen practice in a nearly full zendo. Several Oshos attended the zazenkai and total attendance was 32 members. Gido Osho gave the dharma talk on Saturday and Seiju Osho on Sunday. These and other Oshos provided
  • 08OCT

    October Weekend Zazenkai

    Thank you for your donations!   List of donors: Jundo Kigen Seido Sokai Seiju BMZC     Genshin, Shika  
  • 05OCT
    Daruma-ki Ceremony

    Daruma-ki Ceremony

    The Daruma-ki Ceremony was held on Friday, October 5th. Roshi attended the ceremony and gave a heart-felt talk. It was a true pleasure to see and hear him once again. He assured the group that he is going to be around for a while and he is working on planning for the future of the
  • 21SEP
    Article on Los Angeles Times

    Article on Los Angeles Times

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi’s 50th Anniversary celebration was featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times on September 21st, 2012. The article was written by Zenshin’s daughter, Kate Linthicum.
  • 25JUL
    50 Years in the West

    50 Years in the West

    On July 21, 1962, Kyozan Joshu Roshi arrived in the United States to begin teaching in the West. On July 21, 2012, Rinzai-ji hosted a ceremony and celebration to honor the fifty-year treasure of that teaching.   A foretaste of the Anniversary celebration came on Tuesday, July 17, with the arrival of a delegation from