March 14, Friday, Lecture on Tannisho, from 6pm, by Roshi Gentoku Kobayashi, Abbot of Shokokuji , with Dr. Bret Davis of Loyola University. American Buddhist Study Center, 3rd floor
March 15, Saturday to March 22, Saturday, Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in residence for the week. See the NYBC Facebook page and Gomang Monks Facebook page for more information, or download a flyer. Schedule of events:
March 29, Saturday, White Elephant Sale Fundraising Event
- March 15, Saturday, Amitayus mandala set up & ritual consecration from 10am-12pm, monks begin assembling Amitayus mandala from 1-5pm
- March 16, Sunday, Spring Higan-e Service with Speaker Rev. Earl Ikeda from 11:30am, followed by Public Dharma Lecture by Geshe Lobsang Jampa of the Drepung Gomang Monastery, "Explanation of the Amitayus Mandala" from 1:30-3pm
- March 17-21, Monday-Friday, Mandala making continues each day from 10am-5pm - open to public
- March 17, Monday, Chanting and Meditation with the Gomang Monks from 7-8:30pm
- March 18, Tuesday, Tibetan Momo (dumpling) making class ($25 donation includes dinner) from 6-9pm
- March 19, Wednesday, Chanting and Meditation with the Gomang Monks from 7-8:30pm
- March 20, Thursday, Public Dharma Lecture by Geshe Lobsang Jampa, "Awakening to Life: the Pure Land of Amitayus Buddha" from 7-9pm - open to public
- March 21, Friday, Gomang Monks Sacred Art Cultural Performance from 7-9pm
- March 22, Saturday, Mandala Breakdown, Formal Dissolution Ceremony, from 11am-2pm
Greetings from the NYBC Sangha
The sangha members of the New York Buddhist Church welcome you to join us in hearing, learning and practicing the Buddha-Dharma.
The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is a temple of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism, whose head temple is Nishi-Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) is the founder of this school of Buddhism.
The NYBC has been serving the New York community since 1938, and was founded by Rev. Hozen Seki with the assistance of his wife, Satomi, and concerned lay people. They all wished to share the Buddha-Dharma in America's most populous city, which then had no center for Jodoshinshu Buddhism. Their wishes have flourished as today we continue to share the Buddha-Dharma here in New York.
May the Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha touch your heart so that you may be awakened to the world of True Dharma with Nembutsu.