Posted on: June 08, 2017
We were pleased to welcome to our temple sangha community five infants and toddlers on Sunday May 21st, 2017 during the Gotanye and Infant Presentation service.
Gotanye is the service where we celebrate the birth of Shinran Shonin, the founder of our sect of Buddhism. Shinran was born on May 21st, 1173. It is only fitting that on the Sunday that we celebrate Shinran’s birth we also celebrate the presentation of infants and toddlers to our sangha by their parents who affirm their intention of raising their children with Buddhist values.
We were fortunate to have been introduced to:
Rome Banavage (parents: Billy Joe and Adam Banavage)
Zoe Meeks (parents: Christine Iwashita-Meeks and Omar Meeks)
Quinten Meeks (parents: Christine Iwashita-Meeks and Omar Meeks)
Aiden Peddle (parents: Jessica Rootes-Peddle and Matthew Peddle)
Willow Sandrowicz (parents: Angela Shintani – Sandrowicz and Brandon Sandrowicz)