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...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone ! Our Services are back on a regular schedule, and is as follows: January 5, Sunday at 10:00 AM Dharma Service January 11, Saturday at 11:00 AM Ho-onko and Shostuki Hoyo Services Special Guest Reverend Y. Motoyoshi from Stockton Buddhist Church...
What Makes a Good Friend?

What Makes a Good Friend?

Thus spoke Shakyamuni Buddha in the Squirrels’ Feeding Ground Of the Bamboo grove at Rajaghriha (a translation from the Sigalovata Sutra)   These traits make a person a true friend: If that person is good hearted to you If that person treats you the same...
The Buddhist Flag

The Buddhist Flag

The Flag is a recent addition to Buddhism. Col. H. S. Olcott, who was born in New Jersey in 1907, first presented it in India. The flag is just a small part of his total contributions to Buddhism and his death date is still celebrated throughout India and South-East...