The Oeshiki Ceremony - also called Otai'e - is the celebration of the eternal life of Nichiren Daishonin. The Head Temple Taisekiji as well as local temples of Nichiren Shoshu decorate the altar with colorful paper cherry blossoms. Traditionally the "Rissho Ankoku Ron" is read which is a symbolic reaffirmation of the determination to undergo all hardships in order to achieve the absolute will of the Daishonin - Kosen-rufu.
The celebration will begin with Ceremonial Gongyo at 10:00am. Please conduct full morning Gongyo at home.
Learn more about the history of Buddhism, the true Buddha Nichiren Daishonin and the basic teachings of Nichiren Shoshu, which follows correct Buddhist practice for the current age of the Latter Day of the Law.
Myoshinji temple is open to visitors 365 days a year and offers introductory meetings that provide a rich overview of Buddhism - its history and how it evolved, why different sects exist, basic practices, how to chant and more. If you would like to attend, please contact the temple to learn when the next introductory meeting will be held at the temple or in your local area.