While the pandemic this year shut down its summer bazaar, the Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist temple is planning to sell some of its popular bazaar foods as a fundraiser in July. Order by July 5 as supplies are limited. For more information and online ordering click here: Berkeley Higashi Honganji
To download flyer and order form, click here: Summer Food Sale Order Form 2021
In case you missed it or want to see it again, Here’s a Bon Odori summer dance memorial in Berkeley, California via online Zoom presentation due to the pandemic. See this special one hour program, held July 11, 2020.
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Karma sent me to Japan. At least that’s how I felt after visiting Higashi Honganji’s main temple in Kyoto. And karma allowed me to encounter Shinran Shonin and Jodo Shinshu. Continue reading “Call it Karma”