Each year, during the month of July, the Dharma Schools
of the Los Angeles Betsuin and Senshin Buddhist Temple
sponsors the Saishin Dojo Dharma School Program.
"Dojo" is the ancient word for a Buddhist
Temple, with the implication of its being a place where
enlightenment is cultivated. "Sai" means
"nishi" or "west", from
Nishihongwanji and "shin" means kokoro or
"mind/body", from Senshin Temple.
The program consists of
an all-day instruction program from 8:30am to 3:30pm
with pick-up service until 5:30pm, Monday through
Friday. Saishin Dojo is currently held at the Senshin
Buddhist Temple. Student's parent or guardian must be a
member of a temple to qualify for enrollment.
The program includes:
- Instruction in
reading, math, writing and language skills taught by
credentialed teachers who are also Dharma School
teachers or involved in temple life.
- Programs in Buddhist
culture taught by qualified professionals. Units
might include Japanese foods, music, etiquette,
flower, foreign language vocabulary, ceramics,
enameling, tie-die, and taiko. Each day will begin
with students participating in the morning omairi
of Daily Schedule:
and Meditation Exercise
I (Math, Reading and Language Skills)
II (Math, Reading and Language Skills)
For more information, please contact Senshin Buddhist
Temple at (323) 731-4617.