This year the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course (JSCC) Summer Workshop was held on August 13th & 14th at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. Students who came from areas such as Mendocino, San Diego, Seattle, Maine, as well as Japan, enjoyed a variety of activities including informative lectures, casual group discussions on course topics, Shakyo (sutra calligraphy) and two services conducted by guest ministers in the beautiful Kodo Hall. Special Guest Speaker, Dr. George Tanabe, Professor Emeritus of the University ...Read Full Story → Share
The devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami which struck Japan on March 11, 2011 (local time) has left, in its wake, a tragedy beyond our comprehension. The enormous loss of life, the damage to the infrastructure, and the affects on the livelihoods of so many people is tremendous. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who are suffering as a result of this natural disaster.
On behalf of the Buddhist Churches of America, I express my deepest concern and sincerest condolences ...Read Full Story → Share