Friday
Jul202012

Dharma School resumes September 9, 2012

If you are interested in registering your children in Dharma School, please come to the temple on September 9, 2012 at 9 AM, one hour before the Autumn Ohigan service at 10 AM.

For more information, please contact the temple.

Monday
Apr162012

Dharma School Pancake Feed, May 6, 2012 8:30 AM-12 PM

Mark your calendar, and please come out for a delicious pancake breakfast served by our Dharma School Students!

 

Wednesday
Apr112012

Happy Birthday, Buddha! Hanamatsuri service and April Shotsuki service

 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb152012

Dharma School Calendar 2012

Mar. 4 – Dharma School Family Service

Mar. 11 – Spring O-Higan and Shotsuki Service

Mar. 25 – Dharma School Family Service

 

Apr. 15 – Hanamatsuri and Shotsuki Service

Apr. 29 – Dharma School Family Service

 

May 6 –  Dharma School Pancake Breakfast

May 13 – Gotan-E and Shotsuki Service

May 20 – BTS Picnic Toro Park

 

June 10 – Last Dharma School Family Service

June 17 – BWA Kisaragi Memorial and Shotsuki Service

Monday
Feb132012

Nirvana Day & February Shotsuki family service February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012. Nirvana Day and February Shotsuki service.

Nirvana Day is the observance of the passing of Shakyamuni Buddha.

When Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment at the age of 35, he was addressed as the Buddha, the Enlightened One, or Shakyamuni, a sage of the Shakya clan. The Nirvana which he attained at the age of 35, was called Nirvana with a physical body. He began his propagation of the Buddha Dharma at this time.

After forty five years of the propagation of the Buddha Dharma, Shakyamuni Buddha died at the age of 80 on February 15th according to the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and his death was called Nirvana without physical body. Nirvana after his death was called No-Abiding Nirvana, which means Nirvana everywhere.

Death (passing away physically) in Buddhism means the birth into the Pure Land of the Buddha. It is a beginning of the activities of the Buddha. Even without the physical presence of the deceased, we are always receiving the compassionate guidance of those who have passed away, in our daily lives.

As we observe Nirvana Day and February Shotsuki, the memorial for all our loved ones who passed away in the month of February, we reflect on the teachings of the Amida Buddha, and all those who have entered the pure land.

Namo Amida Butsu.