We celebrate the New Year at Myosenji Temple with our New Year’s Morning Prayers. Next Wednesday, January 1, 2014, morning prayers (Sutra recitation) begin at 10:00 am.
Immediately following, our Chief Priest will be performing the Acceptance of the Precepts Ceremony called Gojukai for all who have made the decision to begin their practice of Buddhism. What a great way to start the New Year!
Start the New Year right
Join us on January 1st!
Nichiren Daishonin (Founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism) states in the Gosho “Winter Always Turns to Spring:”
Those who practice the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, which never fails to turn into spring. Never have I seen or heard of winter turning into autumn. Nor have I ever heard of any believer in the Lotus Sutra who remained a common mortal. A passage from the sutra reads, “Among those who hear of this Law, there is no one who can not attain Buddhahood.” (Gosho, page 832)