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Spring Higan Service for our Ancestors

On March 17, 2019 our sangha held the Spring Higan service for our ancestors and departed loved ones. This is a special service done around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes. In all, names from 14 member families were recited.

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Tampa Bay buddhist sangha gives altar set to RK Dharma Center of Fort Myers

Ft. Myers Receives Beautiful Altar Set Gift

On January 23, 2019, Reverends Ozuna and Kodaka of RKINA, along with Lonni Fain, Dharma Leader of Rissho Kosei-kai of Tampa Bay, drove down to Fort Myers and delivered the majority of Tampa Bay’s altar materials to the Fort Myers sangha. It was a bittersweet moment, as it meant the Tampa Bay center was closing, but it offered new vitality to us in Fort Myers. It is truly a dream come true for us to have such a complete and beautiful altar set. With…

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Our First Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday

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.

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