Shao Shan Temple was honored this past weekend to welcome Ishibashi Shonin (Oshonin-san), a monk from the Nipponzan Myohoji Order.
Oshonin-san was instrumental in the initial founding of Shao Shan Temple.
He led a chanting session during the Saturday morning program.
On Sunday, amidst beautiful fall foliage, we had a 5 mile Chanting Pilgrimage. Walking a loop beginning and ending at the Temple, we went along dirt roads and mountain trails, including the top of Little Sacred Mountain.
NAMU MYO HO REN GE KYO
Also recently we had a visit from Ranbir, from London, . Ranbir was a couple of weeks at Hokyoji during the time Taihaku trained there. This was his first visit to a Zen Temple in the United States.
|Ranbir preparing to go up to White Jewel Mountain Retreat|