Join us in the hondo for an introductory class on the ABC’s of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism. Learn about the origins of Jodo Shinshu and enjoy the lessons that Reverend Katsu has prepared for everyone. This course will cover beginner level Jodo Shinshu knowledge and will give attendees a knowledge base for our particular sect of Buddhism.
The class will start at noon on Sunday, November 4th. It will be about 45 minutes to an hour and will be held in the main hall following dharma school and dharma exchange. The class is free to attend and all are welcome.
Mark your calendars for the annual Bon Odori festival, July 21, 22. Join us for traditional Japanese dance, food, drinks, cultural displays, and a beer garden with live music and happy hour. Times are 4-10 p.m., July 21 and 3-8 p.m., July 22.
Since Bon Odori is a Buddhist event, as always, each day’s dancing will be preceded by a short Buddhist service. New this year: Buddhism 101, brief lecture on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism right before the services.
Dance practice dates: July 9-12, and 16, 17: 7:30 p.m.
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After a year’s hiatus, the temple’s almost-annual Women in Buddhism conference is returning September 23, 2017.
The theme for the day is “Buddhist Paths: Women’s Choices.”
Three outstanding guest presenters have committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise that day: Rev. Carol Himaka, resident minister of Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church; Rev. Candace Shibata, minister at Berkeley Buddhist Temple; and Dr. Kiyoko Tokuno, senior lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.
See the flyer for the titles of their presentations. You can register here.