Hoonko Service 1/19

With Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Shinran Shonin’s Memorial Service SUNDAY – JANUARY  19th –  10:30 AM SERVICE Followed by a Lunch PotLuck Hoon-ko commemorates the death of the founder of Shin Buddhism, Shinran Shonin. This holiday is observed in early January from the 9th to the 16th. This holiday […]

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Buddhist Lecture 1/18: Jodo Shinshu Questions & Answers

With a very special guest Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada SATURDAY – JANUARY 18th – 3 – 5 PM – $20 Suggested Donation Reverend Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada was born and raised in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. His education includes a Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies […]

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Joya-E New Year’s Service – Dec 31st

“Bell of the Last Night” – Tuesday – December 31st  –  7 pm – A Family-Friendly Service. Ring out 2019! Ring in 2020! with the “Bell of the Last Night Service,” a cultural, spiritual Buddhist observance called Joya-E. Everyone who attends will participate in the ringing of the “calling bell” a portion of 108 times […]

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Mochi Fest – Dec 29th

11:30am – 1 pm. Mochi Fest is an annual sale of traditional mochi, other desserts & Japanese items. Around New Years, many Japanese households will take part in the annual tradition of mochitsuki (餅つき), the pounding of rice to make mochi. Mochi, also called a rice cake, is pounded sweet rice that can be eaten in a sweet or savory […]

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Bodhi Day Service – Dec 15th

Sunday – December 15th  –  10:30 am with Reverend Dr. Takashi Miyaji, from the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Bodhi Day is the day Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment. According to tradition, Buddha (Siddhartha) had forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and he resolved to sit under a Pipul tree and simply meditate until he found the […]

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