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New Years Eve Ceremony

December 31, 2019

This ceremony also known as Omisoka 大晦日 in Japanese is held at midnight on the last day of the year to express gratitude for the completion of the year. A purification ritual known as Joya no Kane is struck 108 times symbolizing the dispelling of the 108 worldly attachments.

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New Year Program

December 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Rinzai-ji Zen Center, 2505 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, California 90018
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Join us at our annual Forget Everything (Bonenkai) as well as New Year (Shinenkai) gathering, and we are extending an invitation to all family members and friends for this special event! We will start late afternoon with a temple cleaning, followed by a festive dinner. After dinner we will have a moment of reflection followed by zazen, soba noodles (Toshikoshi Soba) and then 108 bells to

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