New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

New Year’s Eve Service (Joya-e)

Please come and join Sensei Robert and the Sangha bring in the New Year. In the Japanese tradition, we will be serving noodles at 5:00 pm. The most common meaning of the noodles is the long shape of the noodles symbolizes crossing over one year to the next. It has also symbolizes letting go of the past regrets because of the ease to cut the noodles.

At 6:00 pm there will be a service. Then afterwards everyone will have a chance to ring the big bell 108 times to rid of the past years 108 defilements.

New Year’s Day Service (Shusho-ye)

The New Year’s Day service is to reflect upon and correct our past mistakes and look forward to a better life in the New Year. Reflection, hope and resolution are some of the basic elements of an active religious life.

This year’s service will be held on New Day (Wed, January 1) at 2:00PM.

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