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
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.
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,
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
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,
Samu (Silent Work Practice) is held daily Wednesday through Friday. Work practice usually involves temple cleaning and gardening. Please come to the work bell in your work clothes. Shika or Shoji will give instruction.
Zazenkai, one-day silent retreat starts at 10 am to 4 pm. It includes a semi-formal lunch and a Dharma talk or recorded Teisho. Beginners are welcome! Please contact and arrange for a practice orientation.