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The Tannisho Today
Rev Tairyu Furukawa March 1996
On Meditation
Vaughan Evans May 1995
From Blood to Rocks
Geoff Carpenter March 1996
Rev John Paraskevopoulos March 1996
The Meaning of Kikyoshiki
Hongwangi International CentreSeptember 1996
The Shin Buddhist Way
Rev Jack Austin September 1996
A Sutra of Healing and Protection
Tricycle Publications March 1996
Rules for Being Human
Unknown September 1996
Sallea Ungar September 1996
The Importance of Self Effort
Joren MacDonald September 1997
Self Power and Other Power Play Together
David Brazier
September 1997
Faith in What?
Ajahn Sumedho (summerised by Max Flisher) Sep 1997
The Myokonin
Friedrich Fenzl September 1997
Toshio Murakami September 1997

Stupa of Namu Amida Butsu

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Brookwood Cemetery, Woking, Surrey.Sunday 7 October 2007.
The Stupa project originated in a bequest by Reverend Zenko, a Zen Priest who died on 19 February 2007. The Venerable Chimyo Takehara, Head Priest of Shogyoji Temple in Japan (Reverend Sato's Master) decided that the best way to use the bequest was to build a Stupa; an idea that Reverend Zenko warmly welcomed and endorsed before he died.

The Stupa is located in plot 36 and is close to the graves of four Japanese students who died in London about 140 years ago. For the Three Wheels Samgha this site represents an enduring symbol of Anglo-Japanese friendship.

Click here for the Three Wheels website page detailing the relationship between UniversityColledge, London (UCL) and themselves.You can also download a PDF copy of the Three Wheels News, which includes a fuller account of the ceremony.

Constructed under the supervision of Masayuki Ogawa, the Stupa is designed to contain the ashes of departed Buddhists.

In the summer of that year, Mr Masayuki Ogawa, a Japanese garden designer from Kyoto, and six other Dharma friends flew to London to start work on the site. The central granite monument was carved in Kyoto by Mr Kinzo Nishimura, the best stonemason in Japan. The beautiful calligraphy inscribed on the granite was executed by the Venerable Chimyo Takehara, modelled on Shinran Shonin's own writing of Namu-Amdia-butsu.

Under the Stupa is a rectangular space surrounded by panels of grey granite where the ashes of the deceased can be placed. The names of the deceased will be set down on a traditional Japanese scroll by means of the ancient craft of kirikane.

Guests then moved on to the graves of the four Japanese students (now within the Serbian Cemetery) and went on to visit the grave of Professor Alexander Williamson (1824-1904) of University College London who did so much to promote the wellbeing and welfare of these students.




PLBF Southampton Sangha
Buddha Rupa Inauguration
"Not Separate from Person"
"Harmony in the Home"
Stupa of Namu-Amida-Butsu
Lantern Festival
Amsterdam Buddha Parade
Buddha Dharma Study Notes
1. The Four Noble Truths
2. The Nobel Eightfold Way
Further Study of the First Truth
3a. Three Aspects
3b. Suffering and Self View
3c. Denial of Suffering
audio file shortcuts
The Three Jewels
text pages
Saying the Name
"Enmei Juku Kannon" Gyo
The Three Jewels @ wikipedia.org
stand alone pages
On Faith in the Heart
Ven. Myokyo-ni Obituary