Mar 9, 2008


My Gohonzon was enshrined today and it was an interesting and wonderful experience. My altar did not arrive, but we put together a temporary altar, so it went off without a hitch. I was not sure exactly what was involved with the enshrinement, but it was pretty simple and not a lot of pomp and circumstance (which was more than fine with me). We chanted and did our Gongyo and the Gohonzon was enshrined in the butsudan. Then we all sat around and talked for a bit. If there had been more to it, I might have felt weird about it. This is all new to me and I am glad that I am involved in a form of Buddhism that is laid back. I don't think I could be comfortable with a lot of ceremony for the sake of show - it would make me uncomfortable.

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