On September 19, Choeizan Enkyoji celebrated fall ohigan. Ohigan is celebrated twice a year around the spring
and fall equinoxes. It is a commemoration of our ancestors and a time to dedicate our merit so that they and all beings may attain enlightenment.
Higan literally means "the other shore," referring to Nirvana as opposed to this shore, the world of birth and death.
Rev Cederman and Rev Sorenson were assisted by
Shami Litts from the Vancouver Nichiren Sangha. After the service, we enjoyed a vegetarian potluck lunch.