Deadline Jan. 31, 2019 to Register for Winter Pacific Seminar: Chanting and Wasan

Temple Members have a rare opportunity to dive deeper into Shinran’s Wasan and to practice chanting under the guidance of some great teachers.

BTSD will facilitate your registration and depending on the number of recipients may even be able to arrange for bus transportation or carpools.

The event is held at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on Saturday, February 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $40.

Keynote Speakers include Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto (English) and Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Fujiwara Wondra. The workshop instructor is Rev. Sala Sekiya.

About Shinran’s Wasan

The wasan are verses written by Shinran Shonin meant to be chanted. They were written for the ordinary person to illuminate the important teachings of Buddhism. Written late in Shinran’s life, they represent a distillation of his understanding of the teachings and his sincere outreach to all of us. They are

Jodo Wasan - Hymns of the Pure Land
Koso Wasan - Hymns of the Pure Land Masters
Shozomatsu Wasan - Hymns of the Dharma-Ages

For background on the wasan, as well as audio files, see the Australian website, Notes on the Nembutsu.