Rev. Usuki will give a Special BEC Lecture on Saturday, May 20th at 7 p.m. in the Sangha Hall.
Rev. Usuki will deliver a special presentation to expand our appreciation of our Gotan-E observance. The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Sangha Hall (one story building on the south side of the temple’s parking lot).
Rev. Usuki is a dynamic speaker with helpful insights in living an authentic Buddhist life as embraced by Amida Buddha. The lecture is expected to last some 90 minutes, including time for questions and answers.
The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
Rev. Usuki received his Tokudo and Kyoshi ordination in Kyoto, Japan in December 2000, and his Kaikyoshi status in November 2001. Prior to beginning his assignment at Betsuin in September 2001. Before choosing the path of a Jodo Shinshu minister, Rev. Usuki began his working career in the 1970’s at National Semiconductor and Fairchild Systems, both well-known high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. In 1986 he became an instructor in San Jose State University’s Division of Technology, teaching CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) and worked in the technology field. This was his last industrial experience before entering the Institute of Buddhist Studies to study for the Jodo Shinshu ministry.