KOYASAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE

342 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Phone: (213) 624 − 1267

Fax: (213) 625 − 2197

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Issue 226, Jun 2014
(Japanese Issue)

THE THIRTEEN BUDDHAS
During our services at Koyasan Buddhist Temple, we often chant the Mantras of the Thirteen Buddhas. We chant these Mantras in the order of Fudo-Myoo, Shaka Nyorai, Monju Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu, Jizo Bosatsu, Miroku Bosatsu, Yakushi Nyorai, Kannon Bosatsu, Seichi Bosatsu, Amida Nyorai, Ashuku Nyorai, Dainichi Nyorai, and Kokuzo Bosatsu. When tracing history, it is said that Buddhism, Taoism and the Chinese view of hell had intertwined, and the idea of the Thirteen Buddhas had developed ...

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Issue 225, Jan 2014

NEW YEAR'S GREETING FROM BISHOP EMERITUS TAISEN MIYATA
May I extend my best wishes to your family for a Happy and Prosperous New Year, "Uma-Doshi", the 26th year of Heisei in the Japanese calendar. According to the Oriental Zodiacal Symbolism/Signs, it is called Year of Uma/Bronco and considered as the speedy fulfilling year of an individual's wishes, just as a horse quickly reaches a goal streching his legs in a race ...

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Issue 221, Jun 2012
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KOYASAN TEMPLE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY THIS FALL
The Koyasan Betsuin Temple of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo will observe its 100th Anniversary celebration and commemorative ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Temple. Former Koyasan priests and Kenshu-sei will join the historical ceremony. The commemorative luncheon follows the ceremony from 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton DoubleTree (Kyoto Grand Hotel) of Little Tokyo, 120 S. Los Angeles Street. Bishop Ekan Ikeguchi, well known as an expert and pundit of the Goma ritual tradition in Japan, will officiate and conduct the traditional fire ceremony that will be witnessed by Shingon priests and dignitaries ...

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Issue 220, Jan 2012
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NEW YEAR'S GREETING FROM BISHOP EMERITUS TAISEN MIYATA
May I extend my best wishes for a Happy New Year 2012, the Year of the Dragon (Tatsu). It will be a year of uprising just as a dragon is flying up to the sky. We have passed the year of tragedy, turbulence, catastrophe and turmoil all over the world, from the riots in Arab countries to the tsunami, earthquake, radiation, and flood diasters in Japan. Moreover, an unprecedented incident happened to us here at our temple. Our temple has never been faced with the absence of any residential priest for the past one hundred years before the sudden resignation of ...