On behalf of the Gardena Buddhist Church and its Sangha, I would like to thank the Southern District, all of its temples and members, for allowing us the honor to host the special anticipatory, combined Shinran Shonin 850th birthday and 800th year anniversary of the Founding of Jodo Shinshu Commemorative Service at the Gardena Buddhist Church. We were particularly honored to have received a letter from His Eminence, Kojun Ohtani as part of the service. We would also like to express our appreciation to Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America for officiating the service and for giving the English Dharma message.
Thank you again!