|Weekly Dharma Programs
- For a schedule of services, please see the Calendar
|Buddhist Chanting & Meditation Sessions
- Buddhist Chanting and Meditation: Evenings, Wed. 7:00 PM (please check the Calendar to confirm when sessions will be held. Note: there are infrequent unforseen circumstances where a meditation session needs to be cancelled before the website is updated every month. Usually this is not an issue; but please call the temple at 212-678-0305 if you need to confirm).
- Japanese Howakai: Monthly (usually first Thursday) 7:00 - 8:30 PM (please check the Calendar to confirm when sessions will be held. Note: there are infrequent unforseen circumstances where a weekday session needs to be cancelled before the website is updated every month. Please call the temple at 212-678-0305 if you need to confirm).
|Weekly Cultural & Spiritual Programs
- Soh Daiko Drumming, Thu. 7:00 - 9:30 PM and Sat. 2:00- 5:00 PM, Dojo. For additional information, please visit Soh Daiko - Taiko in New York.
- Tachibana Japanese Dance, Sat. 11:30 - 6:00 PM, Annex, 2nd Floor. For additional information, please visit Tachibana School of Nihon Buyou.
- Martial Arts Class, Weekday Evenings and Saturday Morning, Dojo. For additional information, please visit Kokushi Budo Institute.
- New Uke City Strumming Circle, two Saturdays monthly for ukulele practice, 12:30pm to 2pm. New players are given lesson. Bring a uke and join in! See calendar for dates.
Special Services / Special Events
BON ODORI (Obon Festival) - Join us on July 8th in Bryant Park (42nd Street and Sixth Avenue) for NYBC's 69th annual Obon* Dance Festival.
The day’s events include:
12:45 Soh Daiko (Japanese taiko drumming)
1:00 Opening Remarks, National Anthem, and Welcome Address
1:20 Obon Dance Part I
2:30 Tachibana Dance Group (Nihon Buyo, Japanese dance)
2:45 Obon Dance Part II
3:30 Soh Daiko
4:15 Obon Dance Part III
4:50 Closing Messages
You can also learn the art of paper folding at an Origami Workshop! Family Friendly event, all are welcome to attend and join in!
*Obon is an annual Buddhist event intended to honor one’s ancestors. During this time, it is believed that the spirits of our ancestors return to this world to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns (“obon,” in Japanese) are hung in front of one’s home to guide the spirits along their way.