Rev. Steven Toyoshima
Recently, many of our cities were on fire, sparked by anger and despair from racism, discrimination, and systemic violence. Adding to the discontent were concerns about healthcare, civil rights and frustration with those in power. Armored police marched through the streets like maurading armies. Continue reading “Today’s Protest: Turning Rubble into Gold”
Discrimination, racism and police brutality have no place in a free society. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans prove there’s still much wrong in our world. Now is the time to protest against a system that breeds injustice and the senseless taking of human life. We must all work together towards much needed change. Continue reading “Statement Against Injustice and in Support of Black Lives”
by Rev. Wayne S. Yokoyama
An Imaginary Storyline
In this pandemic, you know following a stay-at-home order is tough. Now imagine Shinran Shōnin voluntarily secluding himself for 100 days. Continue reading “Shinran’s Shelter-in-Place”
By Bishop Noriaki Ito
Amid pandemic worries, we now are faced with another major challenge—social justice. The death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis sparked protests that quickly spread throughout the country and the world. It’s just the latest incident in which African Americans have been unduly and at times viciously treated by law enforcement. Continue reading “Awakening to Social Justice”
Welcome to our new video page. We just started, but going forward, we plan to have more videos about Buddhist teachings, practices, services, lectures, instruction and more.
Continue reading “New Video Page: Watch, Listen, Learn”
By Rev. Ken Yamada
The smell of incense pervades our temples. What does it mean?
Burning incense is a universal ritual throughout Buddhism. Knowing its meaning helps us appreciate its purpose. Continue reading “Meaning of Incense”