2018年星祭大祈祷会 Hoshi Matsuri / Star Enshrining Prayer 2018
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th at 12 Noon
The special ofuda/amulet, according to your guiding star will be made through the ritual. Please fill the application form (especially the # of the star, your name, and date of birth) and return it to the temple by Thursday, February 1.
Hoshi Matsuri 2018 / Explanation, Star Chart, Application Form
Suggested Donation Per Ofuda: $10
Phone: (206) 325-8811 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
星祭2018 / 説明文、星見表、申込書
Star Mandala / 星曼荼羅
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Gautama Buddha had a young pupil whose name was Marnkyaptra. He was argumentative by nature. He questioned Buddha in this way. Is there an end in this world or is there nothing? Does the soul (spirit) exist or not? Does the next world exist or not? Our distress is not relieved if we know whether the world has an end or there is nothing after death. I explain the teaching which conquers our distress in our present life. Such a thing will not matter if you reach enlightenment. A Poisoned Arrow A Dharma Talk by Sensei Imanaka We do not know what will happen in our life, and there are …
All flowers are beautiful and graceful when seen from Buddha’s eyes. There are many kind of plants and flowers in the world. It is raining. The earth is moistened with rain. those plants absorb moisture, grow up, and the flower bloom. but those rapidity of growth, size, and color and shape of the flower are different. Because the kind of the seed is different. Now I compared Buddha’s teaching to rain and plants to people. Buddha’s teaching is equality for all people and speed of people grow up is various like rain and plants.
Six Virtue Practices and Offerings There is no power or order that oversees or enforces a Buddhist’s moral conduct. Therefore, if you choose to break a decision which you have made, you will not receive blame or punishment by anyone. In contrast, you cannot blame or punish anyone but yourself. It is only to yourself that you have the power to admonish. There are six virtue practices and six virtue offerings that Buddhists should follow. These offerings are given to Buddha and, in turn, are a reflection of the practices. The first offering: Water Water, circulating throughout the earth, gives a universal blessing unstintingly (without reservation) to all living creatures. …