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Letters of Rennyo Shonin

The senseis or their assistants lead a study group at the temple once a month.  I had the pleasure of attending the August session, which focused on Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499), eighth head priest of the Hongwanji branch of the Jodo … Continue reading

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Return to Bright Dawn

Seven months later, I’m returning to Rev. S.K. Kubose’s wonderful primer, Bright Dawn.  Two things that strike me as I read it are his ability to stay focused on the little acts of daily life as he is doing them … Continue reading

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books for getting started

Like Michelle, I too am a relative newcomer, having started attending services at the Seattle Betsuin in 2001.  Always a rebel against dogma, I have been pleasantly surprised at the lack of it within this tradition.  I always look forward to … Continue reading

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