The Northern California Koyasan Temple will be welcoming in the new year with its annual New Year’s Day Shusho-e Service and Goma Fire Ritual on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be held at the temple and will also be broadcast live via Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to members prior to the day of the service. If you are not a member, please contact the temple at (916) 444-0111 for the zoom link.
Omamori (amulet) and ojuzu (prayer beads) for the 2024 year are now available. All omamori and ojuzu will be blessed during the Goma Fire Ritual. They will be available for purchase in January at the New Year’s Day Shusho-e Service and on January 15th at the Hatsu Daishiku Service.
They may also be ordered in advance and picked up at the temple on the day of the service. For those who are unable to attend the service or attending via Zoom, please contact the temple to arrange a date and time to pick up your order. For members residing outside Sacramento, your orders will be sent by mail. Photos of the omamori and ojuzu and their suggested donation amounts are posted on the page titled “Omamori” in the menu at the top of this page. Please return all old omamori to the temple for proper disposal.
The ceremonial burning of the Soe Gomagi (wooden prayer stick) will also be performed during the Goma Fire Ritual. To participate, you may write your prayer(s) and wish(es) on the Soe Gomagi on the day of the service or complete the Soe Gomagi Application Form and return to the temple. Reverend Mimatsu will then prepare your Soe Gomagi prior to the service.
Donations may be submitted by check payable to NC Koyasan Temple (do not send cash) or electronically by PayPal or Venmo (see “Donations” in the menu at the top of this page). If you have any questions, please contact the temple.