Nichiren Shoshu Shogonzan Myoshoji
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13579 Bentley Road Surrey BC V3R 5B8 | 604-580-3993

Oko Ceremony


“Oko” generally means a ritual assembly to recite sutras, to offer prayers, and to preach the teachings of Buddhism in order to praise a particular Buddha or object of worship. In Nichiren Shoshu, we conduct the Oko Ceremony to repay our debt of gratitude for the profound benefit of the three treasures: Nichiren Daishonin (the Buddha), the Dai-Gohonzon (the Law), and Nikko Shonin (the priesthood).


The concept of acknowledging and repaying debts of gratitude, which is basic to the spirit of the Oko Ceremony, is essential to a correct understanding of true Buddhism and our own lives.


The Oko Ceremony is conducted at the Head Temple Taisekiji three times during the month: on the seventh to commemorate the memorial anniversary of the Second High Priest, Nikko Shonin, who established the Head Temple; on the 13th, which is the memorial day of the True Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin; and on the 15th to mark the memorial of the Third High Priest, Nichimoku Shonin. The Oko Ceremony at Myoshoji Temple is held on 2nd Sunday of the month, it has the same significance as the three ceremonies held at the Head Temple.




Myoshoji Temple Oko Lecture



2017

April

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March

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February

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January

Lessons to be Learned from the Hokkeko Believers of Atsuwara English__中文__日本語

2016

December

The Importance of Doing Shakubuku English__中文__日本語

November

Transferring Benefits through the Gohonzon (Ekō) English__中文__日本語

October

Meaning of Oeshiki Ceremony and Shakubuku and Ikusei English__中文__日本語

September

Gonan-e Ceremony English__日本語

August

The Objective of Faith English__中文__日本語

July

The Offering of the Law and The Offering of Material Treasures English__中文__日本語