Rev. Patti Nakai, resident minister of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, is the guest speaker our Ho-Onko service. Ho-Onko is the annual memorial service in honor of the founder of Shin Buddhism, of Shinran Shonin.
Rev. Kurt Rye of the Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Washington DC gives two Dharma Talks, one to the Dharma School class, on this occasion of Go-tan-e; the birth of Shinran Shonin. In his second talk Rev. Rye recounts the story of Shinran's life as a monk leading to his teachings of Buddhism.
Ministers Assistant Sandra Adams speaks at the March Monthly Memorial Service. Her message is about gaining a better understand of Shakyamuni Buddha's teaching through the many writings of Shinran Shonin.
Guest minister, Rev. Patti Nakai speaks at the annual Hoonko Service (Shinran's Memorial). The first part of her talk is addressed to the Dharma School children in attendance. Then, on this occasion of Hoonko, Rev. Nakai talks about Shinran Shonin's life, concentrating on his later years when he created many of his writings which are still studied today.