Event Title

Asian Pacific Student Services Power Trip: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo

Event Type

Event

Start Date

28-9-2008 10:00 AM

End Date

28-9-2008 5:00 PM

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Join Asian Pacific Student Services for an empowering field trip to Little Tokyo to observe of the fall equinox of seasonal change from summer to autumn at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. This Power Trip also includes a guided walking tour and lunch in Little Tokyo. Space is limited.

The Honganji tradition traces its beginning to Shinran Shonin, a priest of the Kamakura Period and a student of Hōnen Shonin, the founder of the Jodo Sect. The central practice of listening to the Buddhadharma (teachings) was Shinran’s conviction in opening a path to enlightenment for all. We will gather to celebrate the teachings of the Buddha. Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi will explore Hōnen. It was during this era that Japanese Buddhism underwent intense renewal, giving birth to new paths to enlightenment and spreading to every level of society. Come explore what Hōnen meant to Shinran Shonin, a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect in Japan. Reflect upon the significance of Hōnen to our lives today.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, an affiliate of one of the oldest and largest denominations in Japan, the Shinshu Otani-ha with approximately 10,000 temples and 10,000,000 members, is located in Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo is an ethnic Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles. It is one of three official Japantowns in the United States. The temple espouses the teachings of Jodo Shinshu (also known as Shin Buddhism, a form of Pure Land Buddhism) offering a spiritual environment which cultivates individual exploration based on the Buddhadharma. Through self-reflection, we are encouraged to strive for harmony with respect for the differences in our diverse community.

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Sep 28th, 10:00 AM Sep 28th, 5:00 PM

Asian Pacific Student Services Power Trip: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo

Join Asian Pacific Student Services for an empowering field trip to Little Tokyo to observe of the fall equinox of seasonal change from summer to autumn at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. This Power Trip also includes a guided walking tour and lunch in Little Tokyo. Space is limited.

The Honganji tradition traces its beginning to Shinran Shonin, a priest of the Kamakura Period and a student of Hōnen Shonin, the founder of the Jodo Sect. The central practice of listening to the Buddhadharma (teachings) was Shinran’s conviction in opening a path to enlightenment for all. We will gather to celebrate the teachings of the Buddha. Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi will explore Hōnen. It was during this era that Japanese Buddhism underwent intense renewal, giving birth to new paths to enlightenment and spreading to every level of society. Come explore what Hōnen meant to Shinran Shonin, a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect in Japan. Reflect upon the significance of Hōnen to our lives today.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, an affiliate of one of the oldest and largest denominations in Japan, the Shinshu Otani-ha with approximately 10,000 temples and 10,000,000 members, is located in Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo is an ethnic Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles. It is one of three official Japantowns in the United States. The temple espouses the teachings of Jodo Shinshu (also known as Shin Buddhism, a form of Pure Land Buddhism) offering a spiritual environment which cultivates individual exploration based on the Buddhadharma. Through self-reflection, we are encouraged to strive for harmony with respect for the differences in our diverse community.