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Special Events

Nov. 26, Thu., Thanksgiving Service and Potluck, from 12noon.

Dec. 6, Sun., Bodhi Day (Buddha's Enlightenment) Service, from 11:30am with Rev. Earl Ikeda. Soh Daiko recital, from 2pm. View a flyer for the recital; learn more about Soh Daiko and the recital at the NYBC's Facebook page.

Dec. 11, Fri., Holiday Sing-Along and Ukulele Strumming Circle Party, from 6pm.

Dec. 12, Sat., Book Discussion and Dharma Chat, from 10am-12noon; Movie screening: "99 Years of Love: Japanese Americans," at the American Buddhist Study Center, from 2-4pm.

Dec. 18-19., Mochitsuki

Dec. 31, Thu., Joya-e (New Year's Eve) Service, from 7-9pm, with Rev. Earl Ikeda, soba noodles will be served.

Jan. 1, Fri., Gantan-e (New Year's Day) Service, from 11:30am, followed at 1pm by New Year's Day Potluck Lunch.

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.
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Last update: 11/23/2015

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