Rev. Quon

Posts by Rev. Kory Quon

How Do you Spend a Lazy Day?

| June 9, 2019

Happy Summer, Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Family! Thank You for Your continued support with the upcoming Venice Japanese Community Center Festival (6.22-23) and our own Obon Festival (7.22-23). We are all part of this community and I look forward to seeing and working with all of you. It not only brings us all together, but… Read More »

The Social Face of Buddhism

| March 10, 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 was a very eventful year. Thank You to everyone for helping to making it so memorable for the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. I look forward to a Wonderful 2019! A little while ago, our temple hosted the Southern District Conference at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Our theme was… Read More »

Failure to Success

| July 11, 2018

Hello, Friends and Families of the Venice Buddhist Temple Community! Our doors are now open and we are back into full swing. With new sewer lines, gas lines, and floors, we look forward to all of you coming home.* As I was listening to a television show, I came to hear this quote from Albert… Read More »

Happy New Year! Many Warm Wishes to EVERYONE! May the Roots of Nembutsu bring you Peace and True Happiness!

| March 3, 2018

My deluded thoughts, My blind passions Are flaring up again There they go again: Namu Amida Butsu Namu Amida Butsu Namu Amida Butsu Saichi Asahara, in Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Hongwanji International Center, Saichi Poems 10 Have you ever…? As I get older, I find the knowledge that guides me sometimes has very little bearing on… Read More »

World Series

| November 14, 2017

As October ends and November begins, we have watched a great World Series filled with much excitement and hope. Even though Los Angeles Dodger fans were disappointed and heart broken for the outcome. I reflect on all the memories shared and all the hopes for the future, which made our lives bright. I think about… Read More »

We Have a New GoMonShu (Head Priest)!

| May 24, 2017

On March 31, 2017, a group from the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple had the opportunity to attend the Dento Hokoku Hoyo Service held at Ryukoku-zan, the head temple for the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha school of Buddhism in Kyoto, Japan. The Dento Hokoku Hoyo or Head Priest Accession Service allowed us all as Jodo Shinshu followers… Read More »

The Light of the Buddha’s Face

| February 22, 2017

The light of your face is unsurpassed in majesty, Your awesome greatness is beyond limit, A brightly shining flame with no equal. Next to your brilliance, Even the brightness of sun, Moon, and Manji jewel (any jewel from sutra) seem covered in black ink. — Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life It is February, and I… Read More »

It Rained on Our Parade! OBON!

| October 7, 2016

Obon! Awwwwww Obon. This is when everyone travels to the temple to come together, reconnect, and strengthen our familial and communal bonds. We work hard and then dance as one in gratitude and appreciation for the lives that we have been given by those that have come before us. Let’s talk about the joy of… Read More »

Nenbutsu Grows Where Water Flows

| April 22, 2016

Water Water Water… I borrowed the term above. Recently, our members and I were able to attend the BCA’s National Council Meetings in Visalia, California. As you drive through central California you will see signs with the phrase “Food Grows Where Water Flows.” It is to awaken us all to the urgency of the drought… Read More »