UP-COMING EVENTS OF THE UK TENDAI SANGHA
HAMPSHIRE – Shikan Do
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). We will have a puja and dharma talk, followed by meditation.
Sat 23rd March. – Sat 16th March. 11am-1pm – Ohigan (お彼岸) Celebrating the Spring Equinox. A time of balance in which we reflect on our practice and make renewed efforts to practice the Perfections (Paramitas). We will have a puja and dharma talk, followed by meditation.
Sat 6th April. 11am-2pm – Kanbutsu-e (潅仏会) Celebrating the Birth of the Buddha. A beautiful service in which we celebrate the birth of the Buddha with flowers and bathing the baby Buddha with sweat tea. This day is perfect for all the family to get involved.
Sat 4th May. 11am-1pm – Day of practice. A day to learn something new, or to get support with current practice.
Sat 1st June. 11am-1pm – Sange-e (山家会) Remembering the passing of Saicho, Dengyo Daishi, the Japanese founder of Tendai Buddhism. We will have a puja and dharma talk, followed by meditation.