The events of From December 27 to January 1, 2021, will celebrate the arts as well as Buddhist religious services associated with the New Year, such as traditional New Year decoration (Kadomatsu), flower arrangement, first calligraphic writing of the new year (Kakizome), poetry writing, narration (Kamishibai ), a reading of the children’s book by the author Paul Matsushima (Thank you very Mochi), Buddhist sculpture and the preparation of New Year’s meals. Watch service (Joya-e) and New Years Day service (Shusho-e) led by the Rev. Count Ikeda, NYBC resident minister, will be broadcast live from the church. Also on New Year’s Day a concert featuring the jazz flautist Christian Artmann, and the YUMENO Duo will celebrate the year 2021 of the Ox.
The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is a temple of Buddhism of the Jodo Shinshu True Land School, whose main temple is the Nishi-Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) is the founder of this school of Buddhism. NYBC was founded in New York City by Reverend Hozen Seki in 1938.
As many institutions have been affected by the pandemic, the NYBC closed its physical doors in March but established an online presence with weekly online live broadcasts of its Sunday services, Buddhist meditation, and education classes. ‘study. Donations to New Years Season online events will provide support to keep operations going. The New York Buddhist Church is a tax exempt organization under section 501c (3) of the Tax Code.
SOURCE New York Buddhist Church