Service will be held at the Hyatt Regency at Seattle’s Southport at 10:00am. Please join us for the NW District Convention’s closing Eitaikyo service.
The term Eitaikyo, an abridgement of eitai-dokkyo, means the perpetual chanting of the sutra in memory of the deceased, signifying that all those who have passed away lived in the Teachings of the Buddha. This signification gives each of us a chance to affirm our own understanding of Buddhism because of the guidance of the Buddha through our loved ones. Such affirmation gives us the precious opportunity to see how the Dharma has helped in our lives and to realize oneness of life. It means we are all connected. Acknowledging our Dharma connection to those who have passed away empowers us to further pursue the path of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which have been our spiritual treasures. The great virtue that may be accumulated in Pure Land Shin Buddhism is through the practice of the Dharma in our daily lives.