How do we find meditative moments in our everyday life?
This question is the main topic of this event session. Meditation is often described in the West as a means to calm our mind or to achieve some internal blissful state. How do we navigate this chaotic time in our lives and our world without ignoring our interconnectedness to it all? We will explore what meditation and internal reflection can mean from a Jodo Shinshu and general Buddhist perspective through this event.
Please join us for the event Meditative Moments in Everyday Life on Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m.!
Reverend Todd Tsuchiya and Reverend Chiemi Renshin Onimura Bly will come from Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha and talk for us about how to find meditative moments in our everyday life.
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Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha (TCBA):
TCBA was founded in 1946 by Japanese American incarceration camp survivors and Military Intelligence Service veterans from Fort Snelling. They are a Jodo Shinshu group based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America. Jodo Shinshu is part of the Pure Land tradition and has its origins in Japan in the 13th century. It developed as a teaching that included all of society, not just the educated elite of the day. It arrived in the US in 1899 along with the Japanese immigrant community. They currently meet every other week via Zoom but in non-pandemic times they meet monthly at the Midtown YWCA in Minneapolis. They also hold monthly discussion sessions in Japanese using Zoom. For more information, please check the TCBA website from here.
While this event is free to join, we would greatly appreciate your donation.
Reverend Todd Tsuchiya
Todd is a Minister’s Assistant at TCBA and ordained in the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition in Kyoto, Japan and part of the Buddhist Churches of America. He was born and raised in Minnesota and is a retired dentist. You may have seen Todd playing the taiko in past Kogen Taiko performances and the shinobue (transverse bamboo flute) at JASM events.
Reverend Chiemi Renshin Onikura Bly
Raised in a Jodo Shinshu temple family in Fukuoka Japan, Chiemi graduated from a Jodo Shinshu high school and college. She moved to the United States in 2000. Chiemi has lived in Minnesota for 20 years. She teaches Japanese Language Arts and Social Studies to high school students at the Minneapolis Japanese School. Chiemi is ordained in the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition in 2016. She is an Assistant Minister of the Buddhist Church of America, and serves at the Twin Cities Buddhist Association.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Japan America Society of Minnesota
Riverplace EH-131, 43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414