Receiving Buddhist Name

by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki

Gomonshu (the head priest and leader of Hongwanji) Kojun Ohtani is visiting the Northwest District in September, 2019. He is going to visit the Seattle Betsuin and conduct the Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony. “Kikyoshiki” is the important ceremony for Buddhists to receive their Buddhist name and affirm the Buddhist path as their path to walk. It is a once in a life chance opportunity to receive your Buddhist Name directly from Gomonshu here in Seattle. On this very special occasion, please receive your Buddhist Name.

There are different ways to live as a Buddhist. Today, I would like to introduce four ways to live as a Buddhist. These are: becoming a member of Buddhist temple, receiving a Buddhist name, receiving a Tokudo ordination, and receiving a Kyoshi certification. Continue reading “Receiving Buddhist Name”