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Ring in the New Year!
Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Joya-E Service, “Bell of the Last Night.” Ring Out the Old Year! Ring In The New!
This act symbolically “rings out” the 108 delusions of women and men and “rings in” our aspiration to overcome ignorance, greed and anger in the coming year. Please come join us for this special observance and ring the Kansho. Everyone who attends will get to ring the Kansho bell – one or more of the 108 times we ring the bell. This service is also known as the “last-night-gathering.” We are able to reflect upon the past year and to recognize all the causes and conditions that allowed us to make it through the year. We are reminded again to move away from our selfish and ego-centered ways. Come join us on this occasion for service and to ring the Kansho! It is a good and mindful way to start the New Year Celebrations! The service is followed by a reception downstairs.