Tag Archives: Dharma School

Dharma School at the Venice Hongwanji

| September 30, 2012

What we “do.” Our Sunday Family and Dharma School Morning Service begins with the ringing of the kansho (service bell). Prior to the ringing of the kansho, the onaijin (inner altar area) is decorated with flower arrangements and prepared by lighting candles, burning incense, and the offering of obuppan, or the food offering of rice… Read More »

Joint Service with WLABT

| September 24, 2012

West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple is hosting a joint service with VHBT on Sunday, October 21, from 10 AM – 12 noon. We would like to give WLABT a head-count so they have an idea as to how many people to prepare for. If you are planning on attending, please register by clicking on the… Read More »

Kids’ Service

| July 10, 2012

Dharma School Kids’ Service Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 @ 9:30am Join us for a light breakfast before service from 8:00-9:15am. Students will lead the following during service: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades 6 Paramitas 3rd & 4th Grades 3 Treasures 5th & 6th Grades Service Emcee 7th & 8th Grades Sanbutsuge (Sutra Chanting) High School… Read More »

Eitaikyo Service

| November 11, 2011

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be observing its annual Eitaikyo Perpetual Memorial Service on Sunday, November 13, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Eitaikyo Perpetual Memorial Service is observed by the temple to celebrate the lives of all of our family members and friends who have gone to the Pure Land of Amida. It is a chance to show our gratitude to all those from our past who have shared with us the teachings of the Nembutsu. It is also a time when we rededicate ourselves to passing down the teachings of the Nembutsu to future generations, as the past generations have done for us.… Read More »

Fall Ohigan

| September 12, 2011

Hello All, This Sunday we will observe the Fall Ohigan. Here’s a little background: Higan (彼岸) is a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated in Japan during both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox. It is observed by nearly every Buddhist sect in Japan. The tradition extends from mild weather that occurs during the time of equinoxes, though… Read More »