JUNE:


Sunday 2nd June - Sunday Practice at 1pm


Friday 7th June - Odaimoku-ko at 7pm

The monthly "Odaimoku Meeting" is an opportunity to come together and support each other and practise together more intensively than we may be able to at home on our own. The energy from this longer chanting is a great way to boost and revitalise our practice each month, to reflect on the month that has passed and resolve to benefit others with our thoughts, words and actions in the coming month.

Sunday 9th June - Sunday Practice at 1pm

​Sunday 16th June - Sunday Practice at 1pm


Sunday 23rd June - No Service


Sunday 30th June - Sunday Practice at 1pm; Lotus Sutra Study Class


On the last Sunday of every month (unless there is a special event being held that weekend) we hold a Lotus Sūtra Ctudy class at the temple after the service. 

The Lotus Sūtra is one of the Buddha's teachings which is vast, beautiful and at times difficult. The aim of these monthly classes is to support each other in studying together to gain a deeper understanding of the Buddha's teaching, his wisdom, and how to live based on his guidance. 

On Sunday 30th June we will continue our journey through the Lotus Sūtra, this time looking at Chapter 3. I hope you can join us to study and discuss together.



JULY:


Friday 5th July - Odaimoku-ko at 7pm

The monthly "Odaimoku Meeting" is an opportunity to come together and support each other and practise together more intensively than we may be able to at home on our own. The energy from this longer chanting is a great way to boost and revitalise our practice each month, to reflect on the month that has passed and resolve to benefit others with our thoughts, words and actions in the coming month.


Sunday 7th July - Sunday Practice at 1pm


(Obon Week - 13th-16th July)

Obon was originally held in July every year because Japan used the lunar calendar until one hundred years ago. Even now, two traditions remain depending on the region. Obon in July is held in the Kanto region, and elsewhere in August. We respect the original Obon held in July because Nichiren Shonin did. Obon is a special time for Buddhists. Every year from 13th to 16th July is Obon wekk. Around this time your ancestor’s spirits will return to their beloved one’s home. In order to welcome them, please prepare by visiting their cemetery or tombstone, to clean it and pray for them. Please offer seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, sweets and a vegetarian meal before your Gohonzon and pray for their peace.



Sunday 14th July - Obon Segaki Ceremony 1pm

We will hold the Obon Segaki Ceremony on Sunday 14th July at 1pm. As you know, this is an extremely powerful ceremony to give peace to suffering spirits, especially Hungry Ghosts, by offering them  food, water, and the Buddha’s teachings. Please bring an offering of vegetarian food for the Hungry Ghosts. This is very important to make them satisfied and peaceful.

During the Segaki Service we transfer the merit from this powerful act of donation or giving to our ancestors and suffering spirits using “Toba” which are wooden tablets. The name of each ancestor you wish to deliver your love, compassion and merit to is written on one Toba. Each Toba costs £5.00. Please fill in and return the enclosed “Prayer Application From” and return it to the Temple by Wednesday 10th July. 


Sunday 21st July - Sunday Practice at 1pm


​Sunday 28th July - No Service

Schedule of Events : June - July 2019

Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple of UK