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Higan-e Ceremony: Memorial Service during the Equinox

Nichiren Shoshu performs the Higan-e Ceremony as a Buddhist practice for accumulating benefits and amassing virtue in the lives of the believer and the deceased. The daylight and night time hours of the vernal and autumnal equinox are equal, signifying the inseparability of darkness (ying) and light (yang), as well as the oneness of good and evil.

Our Chief Priest will be conducting the spring Higan-e Ceremony at Myosenji Temple on Sunday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. Myosenji Buddhists request Toba tablets for their ancestors and friends and then offer incense for them during the ceremony.

Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Ceremonies, p21