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Who we are

March 30th, 2022|Categories: Dharma Articles|

This is the Mission and Vision Statements of the Betsuin. These statements guide us in our decisions and our responsibilities. Mission Statement Be a community of peace, happiness and understanding by sharing and practicing Buddhist teachings. Vision Statement We are striving to create an inclusive

April Dharma Article

March 30th, 2022|Categories: Dharma Articles|

And the answer to the question about Obon is………..well, maybe.  How’s that for a wishy washy answer!  Based upon our initial poll results, there appears to be a lot of support for having a “normal” Obon this year.  The results also confirm our earlier suspicions…many

Oshoko

February 28th, 2022|Categories: Dharma Articles|

Many years ago oshoko was commonly translated “incense offering”. We used “offering” in many of our practices to describe an action before the Buddha. When we used to observe our Hanamatsuri service in the Annex, students would bring flowers, omanju, candles and incense offerings to

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