Departures and Arrivals (December 17)

In this season of holiday travel, we appreciate all those who help us a long on our journeys. Likewise, as we approach the end of the year, this is a wonderful time to pause and reflect upon the Buddha’s compassion, which carries us to our destination on the Other Shore of awakening.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 2, Letter 2:

In the school founded by the Master, faith is placed before all else. If we ask the purpose of that faith, [the answer is that] it is the point of departure enabling wretched ordinary beings like ourselves, who lack good and do evil, to go readily to Amida’s Pure Land.

8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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