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Zen Sunday:  Hanamatsuri Sesshin (Fusatsu)
Zen Sunday:  Hanamatsuri Sesshin (Fusatsu)

Sun, Apr 16


Location is TBD

Zen Sunday: Hanamatsuri Sesshin (Fusatsu)

Bring cake, it's the Buddha's birthday!! Hanamatsuri or the Flower Festival, is a spring festival that Japanese Buddhists celebrate . Japanese Buddhism mainly follows the Mahayana tradition. Soto Zen is a school of Buddhism, within the Mahayana tradition.

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2023, 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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About the event

In Japan Hanamatsuri occurs on April 8th, and only Japan celebrates on this particular date. 

To commemorate the celebrations, many Buddhist temples in Japan are decorated with flowers - we bring these to our home alters to remind us of the flower that sprang up under Siddhartha's first steps.

It's a time where we rededicate oursleves to our vows.

We'll bathe the baby Buddha in tea,

AND importantly we'll eat cake and have ourselves an online party!

A sesshin (接心, literally translates as  "touching the heart-mind" is a period of intensive meditation.


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