Ring in the new year with our New Year’s Day service.
What better way to start fresh than by visiting a Buddhist temple and reflect on life’s great meaning. Our New Year’s Day service is a traditional observance enjoyed by many people, including those who don’t normally go to temples.
A grand tradition in Japan, for instance, is trekking to famous or local temples on New Year’s Eve so that once the clock strikes midnight, they are first to make offerings and pay their respects.
Here in the United States, some of our temples mark the passage of time with a New Year’s Day service, which includes sutra chanting, incense offering, and dharma message, often followed by refreshments and snacks.
And if you’re reading this before New Year’s Day, please remember to come to our Year End service the night before, on December 31.