Both the Higanye Service and the JSBTCWF Dana Day will be held on Sunday, March 19. Higan means ‘reaching the other shore of (awakening)’. It is a service of reflection and renewal. Traditionally held on or near the equinox when day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.
The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTCWF) is our national women’s organization where each temple, across Canada, designates one service annually for the collection of “Dana” – giving without thought of receiving something in return. This year, the date for the Calgary Buddhist Temple is Sunday, March 19. All donations made on this day will be gratefully collected – please make any cheque contributions out to the Calgary Buddhist Temple – one cheque will then be sent to the national office. With the 2016 WF Dana Day funds collected last year, the amount of $2,000 each went to the Children’s Wish Foundation and Food Banks of Canada.