Dharma School Awards Ceremony (June 9)

As we come to the end of our Dharma School Year, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk inspired by Rennyo Shonin’s Letter on Construction at Yoshizaki, which encourages us to carefully consider the purpose of our lives and reminds us what the truly important matters in life are:

” . . . it is not central to seek fame or profit, but the realization of Bodhi (awakening) in the afterlife is essential.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 1, Letter 8

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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Having No Regrets & Dharma School Awards Ceremony (June 11)

As we come to the end of our Dharma School Year, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk about the Buddha’s path to living a life free from regrets, inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge.

Even if I should be subjected to
All kinds of suffering and torment,
Continuing my practice undeterred,
I would endure it and never have any regrets.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)
11:00 a.m. Square Checkout Orientation for Bazaar Volunteers (Location TBD)

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Where is the Pure Land? (June 2)

In these busy times when our attention is pulled in many directions at once, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk about the peace of mind we receive from having a single clear direction for our lives, inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge.

Those who come from the ten quarters
Shall rejoice with pure hearts;
Once they reach my land,
They shall dwell in peace and happiness.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial 祥月法要 (Hondo)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Great Compassion and Small Compassion (April 30)

Inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk about how the great compassion of the Buddha transcends small compassion that is limited by self-interest.

My land shall be like nirvana,
Being supreme and unequaled.
Out of compassion and pity,
I will bring all to emancipation.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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The Importance of Good Companions (April 23)

Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on the importance of receiving the support and guidance of good companions on the path to awakening, inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge:

When I become a Buddha,
My land shall be the most exquisite;
People there shall be unrivaled and excellent
And my seat of enlightenment shall be beyond compare.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service (本堂 Hondo Main Hall)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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The Calm and Courageous Lion (January 8)

This Sunday’s Dharma Talk by Rev. Adams will focus on the courage that awakens in our minds when we are free of ignorance, greed, and anger, inspired by the following verse the Sanbutsuge:

Ignorance, greed, and anger

Are completely absent in the World-honored One;

You are a lion, the most courageous of all humans,

Having immeasurable majestic virtues.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial (Hondo Main Hall)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Being a Jellyfish in the Dharma Ocean (December 11)

In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will reflect on the wisdom of the jellyfish that flows in harmony with the vast ocean, and share appreciation for the following verse from the Sanbutsuge:

Deeply and clearly mindful

Of the ocean of the Dharma of all Buddhas,

[The Awakened One] knows its depth and breadth,

And reach its farthest end.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Pie & Gratitude (November 27)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on lessons learned from waiting two hours to buy a single pie on Thanksgiving Morning.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion
10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Turning From Conflict to Kindness (November 6)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on how, in the midst of this world where anger and conflict abound, each of us has the potential to live with kindness inspired by the Buddha’s vow to “to bring sentient beings from birth-and-death to the final attainment of emancipation.”

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Great Peace for the Fearful (October 30)

This season of Halloween when spooky abound in our neighborhoods, businesses, and schools is a wonderful time to take comfort the power of the Buddha’s teachings to bring us freedom from fear. For the Sunday, October 30 Dharma Talk Rev. Adams will take inspiration from the Buddha’s Vow in the Sanbutsuge “Verses in Praise of the Buddha” that “to all beings who live in fear I will give great peace.”

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Halloween Party hosted by Jr. YBA

We welcome you to wear your Halloween costume to service and join us in person!

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