Ceremonies and Services: Days may vary at local temples
4th & 24th Spiritual Consolatory Service
Service to transfer merit and offer appreciation to the departed
8th Feast of Bezaiten
Service in honor of the Heavenly Dharma Protector
11thFeast of Compassion
Service in honor of the Eleven-faced Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
15thFeast of Eternal Bliss
Service in honor of the Ever-Present Buddha
Service in honor of and in gratitude to the founders
20thFeast of Kasanori
Service in honor of the Earthly Dharma Protector
Fire ritual to bring forth one's aspiration for enlightenment
Dates vary Prayer Gathering
Services led by members: chanting, testimonies, teachings
The Three Major Buddhist Services:
Services held to commemorate the three significant events of the Buddha Shakyamuni's life (birth, attaining enlightenment, and entering final nirvana); observed by all Buddhists.
Feb 15 Feast of Nirvana
Apr 8 Festival of the Buddha's Birth
Dec 8 Feast of Enlightenment
Mar 28 Festival of the Ever-Present
Celebrating the birth of the Founder and reaffirming his teachings.
May 9 Ogen Festival
Celebration and praise of the spiritual support of the Shinnyo teachings.
Nov. 3 Festival of Oneness (Ichinyo Matsuri)
Service to reflect on and extend gratitude to the Buddha for the fruits of the year's efforts and to foster the spirit of harmony.