The Buddha’s Teaching for Our Times (December 10)

Wise teachers like Rennyo Shonin affirm the truth of all the teachings shared by Sakyamuni Buddha during his lifetime. This Sunday, Rev. Adams will share reflections on the metaphor of the poison arrow taught by Sakyamuni Buddha, and the wisdom that speaks to the great suffering of this age in which we live.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 3, Letter 2

The teachings of the various sects differ, but since they were all [expounded] during Śākya[muni]’s lifetime, they are indeed the incomparable Dharma. For this reason, there is absolutely no doubt that people who practice them as prescribed will attain enlightenment and become buddhas. However, sentient beings of this last [Dharma] age are of the lowest capacity; this is a time when those who practice as prescribed are rare. Here [we realize that] Amida Tathāgata’s Primal Vow of other-power was made to save sentient beings in such times as these.

8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service (Hondo)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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