Kieshiki-Sarana Affirmation Ceremony
Main Hondo


In this Shin Buddhist Ceremony, one takes the important step of affirming one’s reverence for the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, as well as one’s determination to tread the path to Buddhahood. The ceremony will be held in our Main Hondo, before the altar of Amida Buddha and Shinran Shonin. By participating in the Affirmation Ceremony, one receives a Buddhist name (homyo). These names are in the form of Shaku and two Buddhist terms which follow. The word ”Shaku” means “disciple of Sakyamuni” and signifies that the person joined the followers of the teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, a community that transcends race or nationality. (Application due date:  11/10/19)