Many new Myosenji Temple members are receiving the Gohonzon Bestowal Ceremony. It is a very important step in your Buddhist practice. After receiving the Gojukai Ceremony, learning to chant and beginning to recite the Sutra, the next step is to receive the Gohonzon to enshrine at your home. But before you receive the Gohonzon, it is important to set up your home altar. It is the time to learn what the Buddhist altar offerings mean and how to properly set up your own altar.
Myosenji has recently posted a series of videos, Offerings to the Buddha, to help explain the Buddhist altar and the daily offerings we give to the Buddha (Gohonzon*). Watch Myosenji Temple’s video series, Offerings to the Buddha.
Upcoming Introduction Meetings at Myosenji Temple
Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: What is Karma?
Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds
Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: What is Buddhism? Who is Buddha? A Brief History
*Gohonzon: The object of worship in Nichiren Shoshu. Go is an honorific prefix in Japanese. Honzon means object of worship. All Gohonzons in Nichiren Shoshu are transcriptions of the Dai-Gohonzon made by the successive High Priests of Nichiren Shoshu. The Gohonzon is the manifestation of the eternally enlightened life of the True Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin (the person), and Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō of actual ichinen sanzen (the Law) to which the True Buddha is eternally enlightened, the oneness of the person and the Law. Source: Nichiren Shoshu Temple Glossary.