COMMEMORATING THE BIRTH OF SHINRAN SHONIN
Founder of Shin Buddhism
Observance on Sunday, May 21
Rev. Fumiaki Usuki (GOTAN-E OUR GOTAN-E GUEST SPEAKER)
Please join the temple in welcoming Rev. Fumiaki Usuki, resident minister of the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple. Usuki-sensei will provide the Dharma message to the Dharma School students and adults for the Gotan-E service on May 21. The service begins at 10 a.m.
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