Episode 5 Aloha! Thank you to those who have told me that they like reading what I am writing! I hope you continue to be enthusiastic and I hope I can improve on them also! There is a new club in the Betsuin. The Aloha
G. Sakamoto Above the onaijin hangs a plaque. On this plaque are three characters. These characters are read from the top, down. The characters are read “kai ho zo”. When we read Juseige together on Sunday mornings we read these characters. Kai means to open.
“Kindness-Helping a small fish in a local pond” In my life, as in other people’s lives, there have been a number of hours of work dedicated to small, normal, everyday things, like washing dishes, cleaning the bathroom, picking up after various cats, dogs and/or
"A typhoon warning has been issued in Chiba prefecture." When I was casually browsing the news articles section on Yahoo Japan’s website, that headline suddenly jumped out at me! Chiba prefecture is where I had lived and worked for about a year before coming to
President’s Message Autumnal Equinox was September 23 and Ohigan has also passed. You can feel the weather change during the day from hot to warm and the nights are cool to cold. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change to fall colors. People
Walking the Nembutsu path G Sakamoto On the first day of Dharma School we chanted together in front of the Buddha. That should not seem odd but it is very different from how we have been conducting services. The spirit with which this decision was