This coming Sunday February 8, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for February 2015.
We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai. At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present. Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama. After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.
We also wanted to take a moment to let people know that one of our staff people, Ikunori Fukaya will be returning to Japan later this month after having been with us here in Crestone for almost 5 years. He will be speaking about his time here during this month’s sampai. There will also be a going away party for Ikunori on Wednesday February 18 starting at 4:00 PM.