Ōjō Raisan (Shoya Raisan) Chanting

The chanting of Ōjō Raisan (Shoya Raisan) is a Pure Land Buddhist tradition established in China by Master Shandao, which was widely embraced among the followers of Hōnen Shōnin.  This beautiful liturgy continues to be chanted in the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji School today. Join us to experience the settling of the mind through focused breathing and meditative listening.

Shoya Raisan Chanting Text

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Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart (With a Bit of Humor)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tanaka

Professor Emeritus

Musashino University, Tokyo

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 2 for this free Dharma session.

CLICK HERE to download and read Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart (With a Bit of Humor), made freely available through the generosity of BDK America

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Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 3)

This month we learn about the Primal Vow of Amida Buddha, which is the heart of the Jodo Shinshu teaching, as we consider the following lines from Shōshinge:

He then established the supreme, incomparable Vow;
He made the great Vow rare and all-encompassing.

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Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 2)

We continue to explore the meaning of the Shōshinge and how it applies to our daily lives, focused on the verses:

Bodhisattva Dharmakara, in his causal stage,
Under the guidance of Lokesvararaja Buddha,

Searched into the origins of the Buddhas’ pure lands,
And the qualities of those lands and their men and devas;

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Considering Racial Justice from a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Perspective

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Rev. Matt Hamasaki

Resident Minister

Buddhist Church of Sacramento

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, November 4 for this free Dharma session.

To join us for this online Dharma Session, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”.

What is Essential? Finding the Nembutsu in COVID-19

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

7:00 p.m.

John Mullins

Ministerial Aspirant

Institute of Buddhist Studies

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, October 7 for this free Dharma session.

To join us for this online Dharma Session, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”.

Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu ( Session 1)

In this first session in the Shōshinge Study Class Series, we explore the meaning of the Shōshinge and how it applies to our daily lives, beginning with the opening verse: I take refuge in the Tathagata of Immeasurable Life!
I entrust myself to the Buddha of Inconceivable Light!

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“The Origin of Jodo Shinshu: Roots/History” Special Dharma Lecture by Rev. Giei Sasaki

「浄土真宗の源流:roots / history」

特別講師:佐々木義英先生

Sunday, September 13, 2020

5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

2020年9月13日(日曜日)午後5時(米国太平洋時間)

Rev. Giei Sasaki

Hongwanji Guiding Dharma Teacher

Director of the Research Office for Doctrine and Propagation at the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji Research Institute

Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary Instructor

佐々木義英先生

本願寺司教、浄土真宗本願寺派総合研究所教学伝道研究室長、中央仏教学院講師。

This talk will be delivered in Japanese with English interpretation by Rev. Henry Adams.

この日本語の法座は英語の通訳通訳付きで行います。

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