Northern California Koyasan Temple welcomes you to its Spring Higan Memorial Service on March 17, 2024 at 1:30pm in person or via Zoom. “Higan” means from this world of ignorance and suffering (Samsara) to the other shore of enlightenment and peace (Nirvana). During the service, we pay homage to our ancestors and remind ourselves to practice the teachings of the Buddha by observing the Six Paramitas: Dana (selfless giving), Sila (discipline), Patience (tolerance and acceptance), Endeavor (effort and diligence), Meditation (mindfulness) and Wisdom (understanding and tranquility).