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Laity Sunday gathering cancelled ...

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:16 PM by Lance Gilbert

Due to changing availability of community leaders, the Sunday chanting has been cancelled.

Joya no Kane 12/31/15 & Hatsumaeri 1/1/16 services @ Henjyoji -- The New Year!

posted Dec 30, 2015, 1:10 PM by Lance Gilbert   [ updated Dec 30, 2015, 1:11 PM ]

Greetings,

We will gather at 10pm on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 for a potluck dinner and the Joya no Kane (Tolling Bell Ceremony) service.

We will also gather at 10am on Friday, January 1st, 2016 for the Hatsumaeri service, followed by a potluck involving osechi (New Years food).

All are welcome to participate in celebrating the turning of the year!

Location:
Buddhist Henjyoji Temple
2634 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97202


Kind Regards,

- Lance
VP, Board of Directors

Mochitsuki 2015, December 28th!

posted Dec 16, 2015, 12:46 PM by Lance Gilbert

The annual fundraiser community activity will be held on Monday, December 28th.  All are welcome to join in the festive productivity of mochitsuki at Henjyoji!

See the following link to volunteer signup and the link to order mochi.

Arigatou!

Aki Matsuri 2015 - 75th Anniversary Saga Goryu! November 7th & 8th!!

posted Oct 26, 2015, 7:49 PM by Lance Gilbert   [ updated Dec 30, 2015, 1:12 PM ]

Greetings!

One of longest chapters of Saga Goyru Ikebana, Portland’s branch of Saga Goryu is celebrating its 75th anniversary, with a special Ikebana exhibition at Buddhist Henjyoji Temple, 2634 SE 12th Ave, Portland OR, 11/7-8/2015, from 10am-4pm. 

The ikebana demonstration will be performed by Etsuho Kakihana November 7, 11:00-11:30. We are honored to have Kakihana Etsuho, of Saga Goryu, Daikaku-ji in Kyoto, who has demonstrated Saga Goryu Ikebana, widely, in Japan and abroad.

Her mentor, Hasegawa, Kikushu, visited Portland, in 1968, as part of a U.S. tour,
titled "Visiting Ikebana Masters. Kakihana Sensei first visited Portland, five years ago, so we are especially pleased to welcome her back. Accompanying her on this visit are Shima Mitsuko, Kamimura Kazuko, Horii Setsuko and Umezu Michiko who are Haken Koshi or representatives of the School dispatched to workshops and demonstrations. 

Featuring local potters the late Yoshiro Ikeda, Ken Pincus, Motoko Hori, Chris Baskin, and Jan Rentenaar.

Yuu Kou 融光、(infusing light) is this year’s theme, derived from the names of the late Bishop Daiyu Henjyoji and Hoin Wakou Henjyoji, who started the chapter in 1940.

Guided by the past
Going forth with gratitude
Infusion of light!


Ikebana Exhibition and Demonstration
75th Anniversary Saga Goryu School
Exhibition:  Saturday/Sunday November 7-8, 10:00am-4:00pm
Demonstration: Saturday November 7, 11:00-11:30am

Location:
Buddhist Henjyoji Temple
2634 SE 12th Ave, Portland OR

Please direct inquiries to ikebana@shingonpdx.org.

Kind Regards,
- Lance
​ Gilbert​
VP, Board of Directors

"Do not follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought."

Lay Practice on Sundays!

posted Sep 1, 2015, 3:56 PM by Lance Gilbert

We have started a weekly lay practice on Sundays at 10:30am.  People interested in joining the practice of mantrayana - shin jou gon gyo are welcome to experience the meditative mantra chanting in a supportive, comfortable environment at Henjyoji.

Obon services 2015

posted Aug 8, 2015, 10:15 AM by Lance Gilbert

Henjyoji once again commemorated our friends, family, and other loved ones who have passed.  The service on 8/2 was part of our ongoing relationship with our sangha.  Namu Kako Shouryo.

Buddha Relic Tour 2015, an experience not to be forgotten!

posted Jul 31, 2015, 10:15 AM by Lance Gilbert

The Maitreya Loving Kindness Relic Tour was a huge success for Henjyoji and the Portland community in general.  The opening ceremony was diverse and inclusive and held great breadth and depth.  Attendees of the free public viewing represented an array of Buddhist sects, along with members of many other faiths.  The experience was loved and respected by all.  We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host the tour a second time.  We wish the tour continued success, harmony, and kindness as it prepares for a weekend in Vancouver, BC, next stop along it's continuous journey ...

Garden and Grounds Cleanup a Success! ありがとう!

posted Jul 24, 2015, 2:10 PM by Lance Gilbert

With the teamwork of serveral members of the Otera, we we able to complete the summer seasonal Garden and Grounds Cleanup at Henjyoji on 7/11!  Arigato!

ありがとう!

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project Update: Construction is Complete

posted Jul 5, 2015, 7:41 PM by Lance Gilbert

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services has completed construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project.

 

Project Benefits

The project replaced 3,800 feet of sewer pipe with an average age of 102 years. The project also constructed 24 green street planters and added two blocks of pervious paving that will keep 1.8 million gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system annually. These improvements help protect water quality, public health, and the environment by increasing the reliability and efficiency of our sewer system and reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

 

Tabor to the River

The Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

 

For More Information

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough. To see a short demonstration of pervious pavement at workclick here.  

 

Over the course of this project many neighbors have contacted us to ask questions, report concerns, and provide general comments and feedback. Thank you for your communication and cooperation during this important project.

 

Sincerely,

 

Matt

 

Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: June 5, 2015

posted Jun 5, 2015, 3:08 PM by Lance Gilbert

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

 

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver

 

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Public sewer pipe, green street planter, and pervious paving work is complete

·         Crews have replaced 3,800 feet of sewer pipe, constructed 24 green street planters and added two blocks of pervious paving.

·         Crews will continue work on a “punch” list of remaining items throughout the project area. Punch list items typically include cleaning specific areas, completing remaining restoration of sidewalks, curbs, and planting strips, and any additional spot paving.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks. 
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

 

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.

 

Sincerely,

Matt

 

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

 

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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