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Nov. 21, Fri., Buddhism for Beginners, Part 1: General Buddhism, Instructors: Minister's Assistants Gary Jaskula and Matthew Wise from 7-8:30pm

Nov. 28, Fri., Buddhism for Beginners, Part 2: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism (Japanese Pure-Land School), Instructors: Minister's Assistants Gary Jaskula and Matthew Wise from 7-8:30pm

Dec. 5, Fri., Buddhism for Beginners, Part 3: Ritual, Practices, and Living as a Buddhist, Instructors: MA Gary Jaskula and MA Matthew Wise from 7-8:30pm

Dec. 7, Sun., Bodhi Day (Buddha's Enlightenment) Service and Shotsuki Hoyo, from 11:30am, followed by Soh Daiko 35th Anniversary Concert from 2-3pm

Dec. 12, Fri., Holiday Sing-Along and Party from 6pm

Dec. 19-20, Mochitsuki

Dec. 31, Wed., Joya-e (New Year's Eve) Service from 7-9pm, with speaker Rev. Earl Ikeda; soba noodles will be served.

Jan. 1, Thu., Gantan-e (New Year's Day) Service from 11:30am with speaker Rev. Earl Ikeda, followed by New Year's Day Potluck Lunch, Kakizome, Brush Painting, and Hyakunin-Isshu from 1pm

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: 11/17/2014

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