May Services

May Services at the Temple All of Our services are being conducted in person We request that you wear masks and observe social distancing if you attend. Our services with Mark Amaral are posted on Facebook. Check us out on Facebook May 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dharma...

Sanbutsuge

https://visaliabuddhistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/04-Sanbutsuge.mp3 In this gatha Bodhisattva Dharmakara praises the Buddha Avalokesvrarajo and affirms his intention and determination to become a Buddha in order to save all sentient beings. Courtesy of...

Juseige

https://visaliabuddhistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/03-Juseige.mp3 Juseige or “Three Sacred Vows” expresses determination to work toward enlightenment. Courtesy of Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii...

Sanbujo

https://visaliabuddhistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/02-Sanbujo.mp3 Sanbujo or “Three Respectful Callings” is used at the beginning of many Jodo Shinshu services. The verses were written by Shan Tao (Zendo in Japanese, 618-681 CE), the fifth master...

Shoshinge

https://visaliabuddhistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/01-Shoshinge.mp3 The full title of this gatha, Shoshin Nembutsu Ge, means Gatha on the Right (or True) Faith in the Nembutsu. This gatha was written by Shonin, father of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Courtesy of...