“FELLOW TRAVELERS IN SHIN BUDDHISM” Presented by Rev. Jon Turner, Orange County Buddhist Church on his journey as a fellow Shin Buddhist traveler. Rev. Turner was introduced to Shin Buddhism when his family began attending the Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC) in 1999. Later he joined the Minister’s Assistant Program. In 2010, Rev. Turner graduated from the Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley with a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies and received his Tokudo ordination. In 2017, he became a fully ordained Kaikyoshi minister at OCBC. Our founder, Shinran Shonin, referred to his followers as equal companions and “fellow travelers” (Ondobo Ondogyo) in the Dharma. Shinran taught us that, without exception, we are all “brothers and sisters” embraced by Amida Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion. The program will explore this unique Shin Buddhist understanding that developed from Shinran’s life experience as a monk and then a lay teacher. We urge all Jodo Shinshu followers (ministers and members) to become fellow travelers and listeners of the Buddha-Dharma. Everyone is Welcome! Register online at: https://forms.gle/CvXJCZhsKe4Gguv17 Or, mail your name, temple, and email/phone number to Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave., Honolulu HI 96822. Please register by Saturday, March 18, 2023 Donations Welcome: All gifts received will be donated to the BSC & go toward furthering Buddhist education. Give online at http://bit.ly/hhmhdonate Or, checks can be made payable to HHMH & mailed to the Buddhist study center. Questions? Call the BSC office at (808) 973-6555.
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