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TBC Obon Weekend

Posted on: June 13, 2021

Obon is the annual Summer observance during which we remember our ancestors and all those who have gone before us. It is a time for remembrance as well as celebrating and showing gratitude though

dance—Bon Odori (Bon Dance) – for the opportunity to have encountered the Dharma. In 2020, we were unable to hold our traditional Obon celebrations and services due to COVID 19.

While we are still not conducting in-temple services, this July we will be holding two “Virtual Hatsubon” services on Saturday, July 10th at 10:00am and 2:00pm Hatsubon means “First Obon” and is a service held during the first Obon season (Summer) after a loved one has died.

Our regular Obon Service will be held on Sunday, July 11th at 11:00am in English and at 1 pm in Japanese. All those registered for our regular Sunday Services will receive a Zoom invitation to the regular Obon Service.

To register for the Hatsubon Service, please email tbc@tbc.on.ca to be placed on the invitation list.

FOR VIRTUAL BON ODORI REGISTRATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW:

Pre-registration is required by July 5, 2021