Ojuzu/Nenju Mindfulness Beads (April 21)

This Sunday Rev. Henry will share a Dharma Talk on the meaning and significance of carrying nenju or ojuzu, include an explanation of why we carry nenju, what meaning they express, and when and how they are used in our Jodo Shinshu tradition.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho), Fascicle 2, Letter 5

Not carrying any juzu amounts to grasping the Buddha with bare hands. Shinran Shonin never told us to worship the Buddha without a juzu. Nevertheless, in order to attain birth in the Pure Land, only the entrusting heart of Other Power is required. Not carrying any juzu creates no hindrance to that end.

8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Language Service 日本語法要 (Hondo 本堂)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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