Hatsumairi (Infant Presentation Ceremony) is a ceremony in which a child is presented to Amida Buddha for the first time. The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple traditionally holds its Hatsumairi in conjunction with the Hanamatsuri service celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This year, the combined Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi service will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2017,… Read More »
Pictures from Sunday’s Shu Shoe-e Service. After service, we had a nice bowl of ozoni prepared by members of our BWA.
We held our last Dharma School service of 2016. Also, our Jr. YBA cabinet was installed, and we enjoyed otoki from Rutts afterwards.
We held our Eitaikyo service, when we remembered all those whose contributions to the temple in the past allow us to continue to hear the dharma today. After the service, we recognized the attainment of Kaikyoshi status by Rev. Kory Quon, and also celebrated his birthday during otoki.
The Dharma School will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30, from 4PM-6PM at the VHBT. Fun for all ages! Games and costume contest for kids and adults! Prizes! The sign-up sheet to bring a potluck dish is posted on the downstairs bulletin board. Please bring one bag of candy to share.… Read More »
The staff for the VHBT Dharma School was formally installed last Sunday. Afterwards we had a nice luncheon at C&O Cucina.
We had our annual Dads & Grads service a week early because of the Southern District Conference next week. Five out of our nine high school grads were present to receive congratulatory certificates from the BCA.
We held our combined Hanamatsuri (Buddha’s birthday) and Hatsumairi (infant presentation ceremony). We are happy to introduce three new babies to the Amida Buddha.
We remembered our beloved pets during our annual Pet Memorial Service
On Scout Sunday, Rev. Kory told the Jataka Tale of the selfless rabbit who sacrificed himself so a traveler could be fed as an example for our scouts. Also, in observance of Nirvana Day, he urged the scouts to “make yourself a light.” After service, the scouts helped color calendars for our Keiro visit in… Read More »