Jan 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16 – Chanting is being done for the week leading up to January 16th as a way to commemorate Shinran Shonin’s passing. Chanting of Shoshinge Nembutsu Wasan will start at 11:00am followed by a reading from the words of Shinran.
The Calgary Buddhist Temple will hold Hōonkō Memorial Services on Thursday, Jan 16 and on Sunday, Jan 19. Hōonkō is a time to express our gratitude and observe the memorial of our Jodo Shinshu founder, Shinran Shonin (1173-1262).
Stay for lunch after the service on Sunday – kindly use Signup Genius to see what’s needed and indicate what you’ll be able to bring.
In the word hōonkō; ‘hōon’ means “return of gratitude” and ‘ko’ means “to clarify the meaning of” or “gathering”‘.