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Special Events

May 7, Sat., "What is Shin Buddhism?" American Buddhist Study Center Program from 2:30-4pm, Mihoko Okamura reads D.T. Suzuki lecture.

May 14, Sat., Seminar with Prof. Keiko Toro of Jin-ai University, Japan, from 10am-12pm, view a flyer (PDF)

May 19-22, Eastern District Minister's Meeting at NYBC

May 30, Mon., Memorial Day Services at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hills Cemeteries

Sep. 2-4, Eastern Buddhist League Conference at Seabrook Buddhist Temple in NJ, view a flyer (PDF)

Greetings from the NYBC Sangha

The sangha members of the New York Buddhist Church welcome you to join us in hearing, learning and practicing the Buddha-Dharma.

The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is a temple of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism, whose head temple is Nishi-Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) is the founder of this school of Buddhism.

The NYBC has been serving the New York community since 1938, and was founded by Rev. Hozen Seki with the assistance of his wife, Satomi, and concerned lay people. They all wished to share the Buddha-Dharma in America's most populous city, which then had no center for Jodoshinshu Buddhism. Their wishes have flourished as today we continue to share the Buddha-Dharma here in New York.

May the Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha touch your heart so that you may be awakened to the world of True Dharma with Nembutsu.
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Last update: 5/10/2016

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