Silicon Valley


2016  So-Doshin Day (previously called Founder's Day)

“So Doshin Day” started in 1995 as anniversary of death of Shorinji Kempo Founder, “Doshin So” to enforce his phrase of "Half for one's own happiness, and half for the happiness of others," ("nakaba wa jiko no shiawase wo, nakabaha hito no shiawase wo") through charities. Currently, May is the month of So-Doshin Day and each branch picks one day in May to give students opportunity to contribute to the peace of the society through charities.

 At Silicon Valley Branch, we are planning the following 2 activities in this year.

  • Charity Garage Sale:

    • As well as 30 years anniversary event of last year, we would like to ask your cooperation on goods donation for the Garage Sale.

    • Small size which can be carried easily by one person (no furniture or appliances)

    • Brand new or good condition if USED

    • Collection Date, time:  Apr. 16 (Sat), 23 (Sat), 30 (Sat)  6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

    • Collection Place: Dojo

    • The profit goes to funding for the coming very first "World Taikai" held in North America in 2017 summer.   

  • Volunteer at Chicken Bazaar held at temple on May 15th (Sun)

    • Chicken Bazaar preparation on May 14th (Sat) – Adult only (12 yrs and older)

    • Cleaning-up on May 15th (Sun) after the event. – Adult only (12 yrs and older)

    • Sign-up sheet for Chicken Bazaar volunteer work will be prepared at Dojo from April 16th (Sat).

    • Special lunch box advance ticket purchase – All including children

    • Special Lunch Box advance ticket will be available at Dojo from April 16th (Sat).

No practice on May 14th (Sat) due to preparation of Chicken Bazaar held at the temple on May 15th.

We would like as many adults (12 years and older) Kenshi and the parents to participate in these activities.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.


Shorinji Kempo Silicon Valley Branch
So-Doshin Day Committee