This coming Sunday­­­­­­ the 6th, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for January.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:30 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.

In an annual tradition, local photographer Bill Ellzey will be presenting a selection of his beautiful images at SII’s January monthly sampai.  The title of this year’s talk is SHADOWS.  The talk and photographs will explore many forms of shadows, literal and metaphorical.


After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.