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Reopening of RK Fort Myers!

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, RK Fort Myers will reopen in Room 3 from 1-3 PM. We will be conducting a hybrid service with RKNY Church for Study Sessions. All are welcome!  

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Buddha’s Birthday

On April 3, 2022 we celebrated Buddha’s Birthday with a Zoom service led by RKNY Church and with a special presentation by RK Chicago English speaking members. We hope that we will be able to have an in-person service in 2023 for this beautiful event. This photo depicts out April 2019 service in Fort Myers.

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Midwinter Sutra Recitation Practice

From January 23, 2021 through February 1, 2022, Fort Myers sangha members joined RKNY Church, along with members from Chicago and elsewhere, in daily recitation of the Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma. This midwinter practice cleanses our hearts and minds before the start of the Asian New Year. It is a practice of diligence and patience.

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December Gifts for Homeless

On December 15, 2021 sangha members brought gifts for distribution to the homeless at Abundant Grace Fellowship. This year we brought sport bags, hats/scarves/gloves, socks, and oranges. It is a wonderful service project for our group as well as bringing joy to our community in Fort Myers, FL.

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Re-opening Delayed Again

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases with the delta variant here in Florida, we regretfully must still postpone our re-opening until further notice.

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Feeding the Homeless Project

On July 28, 2021, sangha members brought food donations to Abundant Grace Fellowship in Fort Myers for distribution to the homeless. This is an ongoing project, and one that we all find very rewarding.

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Helping the Homeless

On May 12 sangha members met at Abundant Grace Fellowship with donations of fresh fruit, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It is or one act of community service, and it is always rewarding.

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Easter Drop Off for Homeless

On March 31, 2021, some sangha members dropped off fresh fruit and T-shirts to the Abundant Grace fellowship in Fort Myers for their distribution to the homeless. It is our one activity as engaged Buddhists during this time of COVID.

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Midwinter Sutra Recitation

From January 24 through February 2, 2021, members of Rissho Kosei-kai of New York participated in the annual Midwinter recitation of the entire Lotus Sutra. This year for the first time it was done virtually at all Rissho Kosei-kai centers via Zoom. This is our way of cleansing our hearts and minds in preparation for the Asian New Year. It is a hard but important practice in our tradition.

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