Welcome to the Gardena Buddhist Church
2021, the New Year, begins with many of our questions unanswered.
We still ask ourselves, for example, “Will the Covid-19 pandemic ever end?” and “Will the temple open?” The answer to both these questions is, “Yes.”
Unfortunately, we do not have the answer to, “When?” However, to the question, “Will the temple open?” we can also answer, “The temple never, ever really closed.” Thanks to everyone the heart of the temple, the Nenbutsu, is still being heard, it is still being shared. Because of this, although we still live under very uncertain times, I still have the confidence to greet everyone with, “Happy New Year!”
Please stay safe, be healthy, and let us all continue to help each other hear Namo Amida Butsu.