The Living Dharma Centre sponsored a special chanting workshop on October 19th at the Toronto Buddhist Church lead by Rev. Fumito Izui of Hongwanji. Rev. Izui had previously visited TBC to teach the Gagaku court music to some of our then youths, to perform at our temple opening in 2005. Rev. Izui was also Rev. Yoshi’s teacher at Hongwanji as he is a specialist in Rituals, Liturgy and Chanting.
The ministers across Canada, JSBTC Board and some Dharma Lay Leaders from Hamilton and Toronto were in attendance to study and practice with Rev. Izui for the day.
Those who participated all developed a deeper appreciation of sutra chanting and learned some skills to help us chant.
The LDC thanks all who were able to attend, Rev. Grant for translations and especially to Rev. Izui for his inspiring teachings.