December 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve Service

Join us in slurping up soba (noodles) for a snack because as everyone knows, long noodles mean long life!

Then we will meander upstairs to the Hondo and, following a short service, the Sangha will participate in ringing the large temple bell (Kansho) 108 times.

The bell is chimed 108 times in Buddhist temples to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations (bonno) a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.

Start: December 31, 2018 6:00 pm
End: December 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Calgary Buddhist Temple
Phone: 403-263-5723
Address:
658 - 1 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3Y1, Canada
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