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June-Newsletter-2022

During the month of May, I went to Los Angeles to assist Bishop Matsumoto, head minister of the Koyasan Shingon Mission of North America, with the Tokudo ceremony. Tokudo is an ordination ceremony for people who are studying Buddhism and aspire to become Buddhist...

March 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter   I would like to introduce one of my favorite Japanese poems: “散る桜、残る桜も、散る桜”  “Chiru Sakura, Nokoru Sakura mo Chiru Sakura”.   Its literal meaning is when you see “the scattering petals,” though many petals are left on the branch, they too, will...

September Newsletter

Kan-no, By Reverend Mimatsu I am going to discuss Kan-no, which means the experience a person has in reaction to something such as an event, vision, or a sound and the response that ensues. What is remarkable about this experience is the communication of feelings from...

June Newsletter

June 2021Northern California Koyasan Temple View Whole Newsletter For Buddha, a lie is a tool to save people. But, if we lie to others for our own selfish interests, people will see through it and the “lie” will never become a tool for saving people. The following is...

March Newsletter

March 2021 Northern California Koyasan Temple View Whole Newsletter Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Hello everyone, I hope that you are all doing well. Time flies by quickly. We are already welcoming the Sakura (Cherry) Blossom season again since the beginning of COVID-19....