Encouraged and helped by Rev. Shinri Maya Hara in California, I asked the Garden Island Paper to publish a Nenbutsu Meditation Night at Koloa Jodo Mission tonight! Dharma Talk by Gary Link will start at 7:00 p.m. here (at Larger Temple Building next to the First Hawaiian Bank.)
At first, I was reluctant to do this service since I was pretty doubtful about attendance. Also I didn't know if the Garden Island Paper could publish our service on the paper. But now I can believe people will come! and I have to thank Rev. Shinri and the Garden Island Paper for this publication. Arigato gozaimasu!!!
So far I received two phone calls about a location of our temple. Also, Claudia, my Dharma friend in North Carolina kindly sent email notice to the Jodoshu google group in the world. I'm sure some will join us through the livestreaming video. So I'm not afraid anymore about attendance.
Rev. Shinri told me, "Without try, how can you get a good result?" She was right. I thought I was always a challenger however I realized there should be always more to challenge!
Also I remember a simple saying by the movie Forrest Gump.
"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." -Forrest Gump
Yes, I'll enjoy opening a box of chocolate tonight! But still we have some time before opening. So once again, let me pleaes announce.....
Evening Dharma Talk and Buddhist Meditational Chanting at Koloa Jodo Mission on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!