Author Archives: Ron Gee

What are You Thinking?

| July 12, 2021

Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind, so difficult to subdue, ever swift, and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness. The Dharmapada, chapter 3, verse 35 Hello, Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I imagine that without the summer festivals and Obons these are truly the hottest times of… Read More »

Dads & Grads Service – June 20, 2021

| June 13, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed Dads & Grads Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Children in Japan Three Treasures Dharma Message Six… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – June 13, 2021

| June 6, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed service on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Hotoke Sama Three Treasures Dharma Message Six Paramitas Announcements… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – June 6, 2021

| May 30, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed service on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Morning Gatha (verses 1-4) Three Treasures Dharma Message Six… Read More »

Gotanye Service – May 16, 2021

| May 15, 2021

Here is the information for our Gotan-ye service on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho Sambujo Hyobyakumon San Butsu Ge Opening Remarks Gatha: Shinshu Shuka Incense Offering (Oshoko) by Organizations (organization… Read More »

Hearts for Love

| May 14, 2021

Our Sangha folded over 2,000 origami hearts to help bring awareness of racism and hate. The project was led by our Girl Scout Troop 5325, who posted the hearts on this beautiful display in our front door windows.… Read More »

May 2021 – Guidelines and Recommendations for Donations

| May 12, 2021

The BCA Archives-Historic Preservation Committee has developed two guideline documents to assist i) BCA staff and ii) affiliated organizations, temples/churches and individuals in selecting and preparing materials for donation to the UCLA Library’s BCA Collection. Submit list of potential donations to BCA Archives-Historic Preservation Committee, in care of Sandy Saeki at saeki@ca.rr.com. Donation Guidelines For BCA Staff… Read More »

Take a Break to Think About…

| May 2, 2021

Earth Day is coming! How drastically the world is able to change! It truly is an exciting time. This year is the 51st Earth Day observance. Do you remember where you were last year? Probably at home watching amazing things happening on television. Were you as excited as I when we saw all different types… Read More »