Joint Obon Service this Sunday!


Hello All,

We hope you are staying healthy and cool -- Portland is having another heat wave this week!


This Sunday, August 15th, we will have Joint Obon Service by BCA's Northwest District Ministers Association. It will premier at 10am Pacific Standard Time on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Ou4lsCnrahaz4xUFkI9gw

(not OBT YouTube channel for this Sunday!!!!)


The service order:

1. Opening Remarks by Rev. Jerry Hirano

2. Chanting of Sanbujo, Hokkijo, and Nembutsu by Rev. Tadao Koyama

3. Chanting of Sanbutsuge, Nembutsu, Jojumon and Ekoku by Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki

4. Threefold Refuge by Rev. Irene Goto

5. English Dharma Talk by Rev. Ron Kobata

6. Reading of Letter of Rennyo by Rev. Yuki Sugahara

7. Reading of Letter of Rennyo in English by Rev. Jim Warrick

8. Introduction of Japanese Speaker and Closing Remarks by Rev. Jerry Hirano

9. Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara


We will have two wonderful guest ministers -- Rev. Ron Kobata for English Dharma Talk, and Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara for Japanese Dharma Talk.


Hope you can join us for the Joint Obon Service at 10am PST this Sunday!




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