SUNDAY CEREMONIES



1st Sunday: Kosen-rufu Shodai Ceremony, Okyo-bi Ceremony

2nd Sunday: Oko Ceremony

3rd Sunday: Language Group Meeting

4th Sunday: Basics of Practice Meeting


NICHIREN SHOSHU SIGNIFICANT CEREMONIES


Attending the various ceremonies at the temple is an important part of the practice of Nichiren Shoshu. It is here where we put the profound principles of true Buddhism into a concrete physical form, so that we can participate in the true teaching with our bodies and minds. At the ceremonies, conducted by the Nichiren Shoshu priest, faith, practice, and study all come together. Through attending the ceremonies, we are able to repay our gratitude to the True Buddha, who established true Buddhism and inscribed the Dai-Gohonzon, so that all people can be relieved of their suffering and led to the attainment of Buddhahood.




CEREMONIES

Jan 1st New Year (Gantan) Gongyo Read
Feb Memorial for Nikko Shonin (Koshie-e) Read
Feb Nichiren Daishonin's Birthday (Otanjo-e) Read
Mar & Sep Memorial at Spring and Autumnal Equinox (Higan-e) Read
Apr Celebrating the Declaration of True Buddhism (Risshu-e) Read
Jul Memorial for the Deceased (Urabon) Read
Sep Commemorating the Tatsunokuchi Persecution (Gonan-e)
Oct Ceremony Honoring the Eternal Life of Nichiren Daishonin (Oeshiki-e) & Hokkeko Annual General Mtg. Read
Nov Memorial for Nichimoku Shonin (Mokushi-e) Read