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toro_nagashiTORO NAGASHI: FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY

Toro (Lantern) Nagashi (Cruise or Float) is an ancient Buddhist ceremony dating back to the 7th. It is believed that during the Obon season, the souls of ancestors return home to reunite with their families to participate in Festival activities. At the end of Obon, candle-lit lanterns are released into bodies of water to guide the ancestors’ souls back to the afterlife.
Come and observe our inspirational Toro Nagashi ceremony held at the lake in Woodward Park, just south of Shinzen Garden.
Each loved one’s name will be called and you will place your lantern into the water (or a docent can do this for you). Watching the glowing lanterns float away provides a time of reflection in a beautiful setting, as you bid farewell once again.
Find form at: http://www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org/toro-nagashi.html
Fill out the form and pay via PayPal. Lantern cost is $20.00
Your order must be received by Saturday, July 30, 2016.
After this date, you may purchase your lantern at the event for $25 (plan to arrive early).


** No Tuesday Meditation class until September **


Fundraising for Kumamoto, Japan‏



Sunday Meditation
Instructor: Rev. Kakei Nakagawa
Fresno Buddhist Temple Members – No Charge
C.C.Sangha Members – No Charge
Non Members – First session is Free. $5 per class

Every Sunday morning in July and August
9am - 9:45am
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An Evening with Gordon AhTye and Friends
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
$30.00 per person, includes dinner & adult beverages
Social Hour (Open Bar) 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner catered by Kuni Sama 6:00pm - 6:45pm
**Reservation Deadline: August 13, 2016 **

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Services


BETSUIN OPEN HOUSE

Monday, August 8
7pm
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Fall Ohigan service &
September Shotsuki service

Sunday, September 11, 2016
10am
Speaker: Rev. Ken Fujimoto

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Classes


BEGINNING MEDITATION CLASSES

Instructor: Rev. Kakei Nakagawa
Fresno Buddhist Temple Members – No Charge
Non Members – First session is Free. $5 per class

Tuesdays, No class during summer time
7pm-8pm
FDC S/C #101

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SUNDAY MEDITATION

Instructor: Rev. Kakei Nakagawa
Fresno Buddhist Temple Members – No Charge
Non Members – First session is Free. $5 per class

Sundays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
9am - 9:45am
FDC S/C #101

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