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Join us Saturday, April 5
Saturday at the Japanese Cinema
This month's feature:
"Sumo Do, Sumo Don't"
(Japanese with English subtitles)
What happens when a professor blackmails a college student into joining the school's sumo team? Come join us to find out when our Social Hall gets transformed into a cinema. Popcorn and snacks will be served.
When: 1 pm Saturday, April 5 / Free; donations welcome
Please join us at the temple for a public lecture by our
resident minister, Rev Ron Miyamura. Sensei will describe
Buddhism's evolution over the past 2500 years, share highlights of our
temple's history and discuss how the teachings remain relevant in
today's modern society.
There will be time for questions-and-answers, so spend an evening exploring one of the world's major religions.
When: 6:30—8 pm Thursday, April 24. Free to all; no registration is required.
Buddhism Classes in May
Learn more about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism from our resident minister, Rev Ron Miyamura. These classes will explore the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, with focus on our Shinshu tradition. Designed as part lecture but with a lot of interactive conversation, the class will adapt to the needs of the participants. This is a comfortable introduction for newcomers, while allowing established followers to get answers to those questions you've been wanting to ask. Register by calling the office at 312-943-7801 or sending an email to email@example.com.
If you are interested in attending but these dates and time are not convenient, please let us know and we'll contact you for future classes.
When: 7—8:30 pm Wednesdays, May 14, 21 and 28
Where: At the temple
Cost: $10 per class (members $5 per class)
What happens when you marry Irish and Japanese cultures, the Chicago Tribune's Rick Kogan wondered?
"It was very moving," Irish tenor Paddy Homan tells him in Kogan's "Sidewalks" column in the March 14 Chicago Tribune, speaking about the collaboration of Irish and Japanese musicians at the MBT Legacy Garden Benefit Concert on March 9. "Some of the songs we chose worked so well with the [Japanese taiko] drums, giving the songs a greater feel, sometimes a haunting feeling. The experience reminded me of how rich and diverse Chicago is, and I think I may have found my percussion section for future concerts."
Give a listen to Ho Etsu Taiko members Jason Matsumoto, Ori Kawahara and Tiani Pyer-Peereira when they visited with Rick Kogan on his "After Hours" program on WGN-AM Radio and gave Chicago a preview of music to come at the MBT Legacy Garden Benefit Concert.
* Family service
Try Zen Shin meditation
Upcoming Sunday services
June 14 and 15
9 am—5 pm
MBT Legacy Garden Dedication