This ceremony was held at Telford Buddhist Priory in early October 2023, with the sun shining brightly for the occasion. About 80 people attended, many travelling from a distance. The event was ‘filmed’ by Rev. Master Aiden Hall, Prior of the Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple in Leicester, and expertly edited by Rev. Master Roland, resident at Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey. Bows of gratitude for your work.
As the anniversary of Rev. Master Saidō’s death approaches (he died March 3rd) there may well be updates here. And I am so sorry to all the regular Jade Mountains readers. I’ve been quite busy, one way and another, since Rev. Saidō’s departure. However, things are easing and I hope and intend to get back to posting more frequently.
On Sunday 5th November we celebrated the Festival of the Founder. Rev. Master Jiyu, first founder of Telford Buddhist Priory, was honoured during the ceremony. There were many bows, much incense and offerings generally, including our singing of scriptures and invocations. Afterwards there was a talk, a ‘show and tell’, with stories about a number of items I have of Rev. Masters, accumulated over the years I spent with her at Shasta Abbey in the 1980s and 90s.
Many thanks to James for filming and to Rev. Roland for uploading the file to YouTube.
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And if you have a moment some-time-now do listen, and appreciate todays BBC Radio 4 program Something Understood. This mornings beautiful rich Living in the Moment with Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski is good for the ‘soul’.