I hope everyone will have a happy and peaceful New Year. I attended our Joya-e (New Year's Eve) and Shusho-e (New Year's Day) services at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. We did the 108 ringings of the bell, symbolically ridding ourselves of our blind passions for the past year and renewing our commitment to hear the Buddha-Dharma in 2011. May all beings awaken the Bodhi Mind and awaken to the peaceful bliss of Nirvana.
Namo Amida Butsu