On Sunday, April 9, our sangha celebrated the birth of the Buddha. Everyone who attended brought flowers to decorate the baby Buddha table, making it a glorious display. Following our chanting service we assembled outside by the baby Buddha table, and each member poured three ladles of sweet tea over the baby Buddha, reciting the o-daimoku each time. You can see from our faces how joyful we are!
On an absolutely beautiful April 6, our Fort Myers sangha celebrated Buddha’s Birthday for the first time. Folllowing our usual Sunday service, we met in the courtyard and each of us took turns pouring sweet tea over the baby Buddha. We all felt great joy in our hearts from participating in this ceremony.