UP-COMING EVENTS OF THE UK TENDAI SANGHA
HAMPSHIRE – Shikan Do
Sat 8th December. 11am – 1pm Sunday 9th December. 11am – 1pm – Shaka-Jōdō-e (釈迦成道会) aka Bodhi-day. A day celebrated in Japanese traditions as the day the Buddha, Shakyamuni, attained enlightenment. Join us for this special even for a traditional puja, meditation and dharma talk. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake to follow after.
Mon 31st Dcemeber 9pm-10pm – Jōya-e (除夜会) New Years Service. There will be a special service to see in the New Year, followed by ringing of the bell 108 times, symbolising the 108 mental afflictions.
Sat 16th February. 11am-1pm – Nehan-e (涅槃会) Remembering the Buddha’s Passing. This special service marks the occasion in which the Buddha died (according to the Japanese calendar)