The point of religion is to realize things for yourself, not to be taught. When you don't know how, the sangha will show you the way. Use each experience you encounter to awaken, and enlighten yourself. This is the key.”

Master Shinjo



Saisho Homa

A Prayer Ritual for Harmony and Wellbeing of All People

Oct. 23, 2010 • Redwood City, CA, USA

The "Saisho Homa" is a prayer ritual that expresses the wish to strive for the welfare of all people. Her Holiness Shinso Ito will conduct a traditional Buddhist fire rite at the Saisho Homa ceremony (pictured at right). The Saisho Homa ceremony has become an annual event. Religious and secular representatives have taken part in the ceremonies. Non-member attendance by invitation only.

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