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  • Dharma Talk – December 2021

    Eitaikyo ServiceWe were gathered together at the TorontoBuddhist Church for the Eitaikyo Service on November 21st. Eitaikyo comes from “EITAI-DOKKYO :永代読経” which literally means, Perpetually (eitai:永代) Chanting (doku:読) Buddhist sutras […]

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  • Dharma Talk – November 2021

    Preparing Rivers of blind passions, on entering the ocean –The great, compassionate VowOf unhindered light filling the ten quarters –Become one in taste with that sea of wisdom.From Hymns of […]

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  • Dharma Talk – October 2021

    FALL OHIGAN “EQUINOX” SERVICEThe Toronto Buddhist Church held Fall Ohigan service in September. Ohigan services are held twice a year around the spring and fall equinox when the daylight and […]

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  • Dharma Talk – September 2021

    Isshiji “state of regarding each being as one’s only child.” When a person realizes the mind of nondiscrimination,That attainment is the “state of regarding each being as one’s only child.” […]

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  • Dharma Talk – July / August 2021

    Shinjin (信心) Half of the year has already come and gone. I am surprised that time goes by so quickly. Ontario government announced that we moved to stage one in […]

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  • Dharma Talk – June 2021

    “Ittekimasu” and “Itterasshai” The Toronto Buddhist Church changed many things from last year because of COVID19.  For example, we used to invite many temple members into the building for a […]

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  • Dharma Talk – May 2021

    Shorihouju & Gimyoshicho The notes of C&D and a Two-headed bird清風宝樹をふくときは “Pure winds blow in the jewel trees, いつつの音声いだしつつProducing the five tones for the scales.宮商和して自然なりAs those sounds are harmonious and […]

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  • Dharma Talk – April 2021

    Control our stress through breathing 本願力にあいぬれば (Hongwanriki ni Ainureba) むなしすぐるひとぞなき (Munashikusuguru Hitozonaki) 功徳の宝海みちみちて (Kudoku no Hokai michimichite) 煩悩の濁水へだてなし (Bonno no Jokusui Hedatenashi) Of those who encounter the power of the […]

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  • Dharma Talk – March 2021

    Width and Depth of Our Life Those who truly attain Shinjin.  As they utter Amida’s Name, Being mindful of the Buddha always, Wish to respond to the great benevolence. by […]

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  • Dharma Talk – February 2021

    OFFERINGS When I visit a temple member’s house, sometimes I see an Obutsudan, which is a small Buddhist altar. The members usually maintain it, and they offer beautiful flowers, candlelight […]

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