Res. Minister: Rev. Naomi Seijo Nakano
6996 Ontario Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Ph. 805 595-2625
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Literally means "Sutra (over) long generations." Long generations can be translated as saying "Perpetual." In another way of thinking, it is the Church's promise to continue to propagate the Dharma/Nembutsu teachings.

We are celebrating our 90th birthday this year. It was through the gratitude and compassion of those before us so that we may also hear the Nembutsu teachings. They also started the Eitaikyo Fund. This means if we lost our temple, we could have funds to help pay for rebuilding (a kind of insurance policy). The Eitaikyo Fund would be used to pay the insurance deductable and /or temporary building. Your Board of Directors cannot access these funds.

So, what does this mean? In November, you may direct your donations or Osaisen to the Eitaikyo Fund as you choose (typically given at the Eitaikyo service). There will be an envelope stamped "Eitaikyo" mailed with this newsletter. These envelopes will also be placed on the little table before entering the Hondo for service. When using either envelope please write "Eitaikyo" in the memo portion of the check. That way, your Treasurer will know your wishes.

In Gassho,