Join us for this beautiful and moving in-person ceremony where we honor our ancestors, family members, and other loved ones who have passed away, as well as the hungry ghosts within and outside us. Led by Shinge Roshi and Chigan Roshi, we will begin on Saturday afternoon by painting the names of our deceased loved ones on paper lanterns and then gather for the O-Bon dinner offering. Afterwards, we will hold the traditional chanting service that includes calling the names of the deceased, followed by a teisho from Shinge Roshi. We will then light our lanterns and make a silent, candle-lit procession to the bank of Beecher Lake, where, chanting Namu Dai Bosa, we will float the glowing lanterns across the dark waters. A bonfire and festive refreshments will complete the evening. On Sunday morning service and zazen will be offered, followed by breakfast. ZSS Health Protocols apply.
Registration for in-person attendance is now closed, but online participation is available. Please contact the office if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. The fee for online participation is $50 for members, and $75 for nonmembers.
If you are not attending and would like us to read aloud the names of your deceased family or friends during the ceremony, please click here to make an optional contribution, and email the names to the office.
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