July 5th, Rev.Miyaji's Farewell Service
This coming Sunday, July 5th, we will have a joint service by NW District Ministers. Please check out and subscribe to their YouTube Page so you won't miss the joint services offered by the Northwest district ministers!
This joint service is for Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji of Tacoma Buddhist Temple, who will be transferred to Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church as of August 1, 2020. He will also be teaching at Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA. It is sad to lose him from the northwest district, but this transfer will be great benefit for the future Jodo Shinshu sanghas in the US. We all wish him the success in Bay area and looking forward to invite him to our district again in the future.
The service order:
00:06 Opening Remarks by Rev. Jerry Hirano, supervising minister Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple
00:46 Hanjusan led by Rev. Yuki Sugahara, Oregon Buddhist Temple
16:37 Ryogemon II led by Rev. Jiim Warrick, White River Buddhist Temple
17:57 English Dharma Message by Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji, Tacoma Buddhist Temple
29:20 Gatha ‘Namo Amida Butsu’
31:24 Ryogemon in Japanese led by Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki, Rinban of Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
33:13 Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji, Tacoma Buddhist Temple
Buddhist Churches of America Northwest District are:
Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple: http://www.iobt.org/
Oregon Buddhist Temple: https://www.oregonbuddhisttemple.com/
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple: https://seattlebetsuin.com/
Spokane Buddhist Temple: https://www.spokanebuddhisttemple.org/
Tacoma Buddhist Temple: http://www.tacomabt.org/
White River Buddhist Temple: https://www.wrbt.org/
Yakima Buddhist Church: https://www.facebook.com/yakimabuddhistchurch/
Below is Hanjusan, which we will be chanting for this joint service. You read vertically from Righthand side.