Hoshi Matsuri 12:00 PM
Hoshi Matsuri @ Seattle Koyasan
2月 9 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2020 Invitation to the Hoshi (Stars) Matsuri Prayer Based upon the movements of the Sun and the stars, we have established a year to be 365 days, a week to be seven days, a day to be twenty-four hours. Our ages and customs of daily living are dependent on these cycles. The phases of the moon are used to create the lunar calendar and the movement of the Sun determines our present calendar. The heavenly bodies have been inseparably tied with our lives. Ancient astrology has determined the Seven Stars (Shichiyo) and Nine Stars (Kyusei) and the 28 constellations (Nijuhachi Shukusei). Shingon Esoteric Buddhism has integrated the dynamics of these heavenly ...
通常礼拝 12:00 PM
護摩法会 12:00 PM
護摩法会 @ Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple
2月 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
In a Goma ceremony, we set up a special area to set a fire to burn wooden sticks in front of the Buddha. The fire symbolizes the wisdom of the Buddha and the wood sticks symbolize human desires (the root of suffering). In this ritual, the Buddha burns away the root of our suffering as we pray for our wishes to come true. At Seattle Koyasan, we pray to the Fudo MyouOh, (who is the Buddha of Compassionate Fire). We will talk more about Fudo Myouoh some another time.
通常礼拝 12:00 PM