Buddha’s Birthday Service (Hanamatsuri) April 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Please join us to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday (Hanamatsuri) on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Guest speaker will be Ms. Zoi Nakamura, Rev. Bruce Nakamura’s granddaughter.
Shakyamuni Buddha was born approximately 2,500 years ago in the garden of Lumbini (India) to the Sakya King Suddhodhana and his queen, Maya. When the child was born, flowers bloomed, birds sang and sweet rain fell from the heavens above.
The infant Buddha took seven steps and with one hand raised to the sky and the other pointing downwards proclaimed, “In the Heavens above and on Earth below, I alone am the world honored one. All that exists in the Three World is suffering, but I will bring comfort.”