Celebrate the New Year

Please Join Us for the Temple New Year's Party

 

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Sunday, Jan. 21

Following the Sunday Service, please join us for our Temple New Year's Party. Celebrating the new year -- the Year of the Dog -- we expect to start around 12 noon following the Sunday service. A very limited number of bentos may still be available tat the door. We're sorry we can't guarantee there will be enough when you come, as most orders were already taken and we are close to sold out. However, you can always bring your own lunch amd join us for the party. 

Following the Sunday Service, please join us for our Temple New Year's Party. Celebrating the Year of the Dog, we expect the party to begin around 12 noon. A very limited number of bentos may be available at the door, or you can bring  your own lunch and join us for the party, You can expect a toast to the New Year, a Shigin performance, special entertainment from our talented Sangha members, surprises, and cake!

About the Year of the Dog

Buddhists are not superstitious, but it's fun to learn about the Asian zodiac -- in one story, the 12 animals of the zodiac were attendant upon the birth of the infant Buddha. As in all astronomical system, the descriptions of a particular astronomical sign includes aspects of human behavior common to many of us.

People born in the Year of the Dog are said to have the strengths of loyalty, faithfulness, and deep attention to the words of others. In other words, dogs are good listeners! They make great teachers, activists, nurses, and doctors.