Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Hanamatsuri!

April 8th is commemorated as the Buddha's Birthday in Japan, and also in Jodo Shinshu temples in the U.S. A small shrine, called a hanamido is usually set up in the temple and decorated with flowers and the image of the infant Sakyamuni. I haven't been able to find any flowers here at Camp Leatherneck, but a couple of Marines did come to the service last night! We had a good discussion about Dharma and sitting meditation. The Dharma continues to flourish in Japan and beyond.
Namo Amida Butsu

1 comment:

Alessandro S. said...

Happy Hanamatsury to all of you! I just got back from a celebration that was held in Rome today, since on thursday the 8th lots of people could not have attended it.
This is the first time I visit this blog, I was looking for recent information about Chaplain Thomas Dyer. All blessings on him, to all the followers of the Buddha-Dharma and to all sentient beeings!

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