The official calendar of the Buddhist Churches of America is here with a New Year's message from Reverend Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, and from Richard Stambul, President of the BCA.
This year's theme is "Arigato Obaachan." All of the featured photos were submitted by members of various BCA temples.
Since 1900, Buddhist women have played an important and integral part in the propagation of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism with the Buddhist Churches of America. Through their sacrifice, hard work, dedication, generosity, and pursuit of the Buddha-Dharma, they have and continue to show us all how to "Live the Nembutsu." Through this year's BCA Calendar, we honor and say thank you to our Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunties, and other female relatives who have guided us to a deeper understanding of Shinran Shonin's Nembutsu teaching.