Henjyoji Services

The following list serves as a guideline to monthly services offered at Henjyoji ...
{Odaishiko, "Gathering of Odaishisama followers," is generally held around the 3rd weekend of each month}
  • January's is called "Hatsu Odaishiko" ('first') Odaishiko
    • There could also be a "Hatsu Maeri" (January first)
  • February - "Hoshi matsuri" when the Ofuda are created: "yaku yoke ofuda'', maximizing the good of the year and minimizing the negative, also wishing for prosperous and harmonious years, usually the second week in February
    • February could also have an Odaishiko
    • Also during this same time is Setsubun --  literal translation "division of the season" - between winter and spring.
      •  When roasted soy beans (fuku mame) are tossed to ward of negative energies (mamemaki)
        • Oni was soto, Uchi wa fuku. "Devil stays out and fortune is welcome into the house."
  • March - the Sunday closest to 3/21 are for 1) "ShoMieku" and 2) "Shun ki Higan" (Spring Equinox)
  • April - "Hana Matsuri", the birth celebration of Shakyamuni Buddhafirst weekend at the Portland Japanese Garden
  • May - Odaishiko
  • June - "Aoba Matsuri" around 6/15, Kobo Daishi's birthday
  • July- Odaishiko
  • August "Obon" - supposed to be 8/15 but we do it the first weekend in August
  • September- "Shuuki Higan" (Fall equinox) 9/21
  • October - Odaishiko
  • November - Aki Matsuri
  • December's is called "Osame Odaishiko" ('closing') Odaishiko

Maka Hannya Haramita Shingyo
Hanya Shingyo
Kan ji zai bo sa
Gyo jin han ya ha ra mi ta
Ji sho ken go on kai ku
Do i sai ku
Yaku sha ri shi

Shiki fu i ku
Ku fu i shiki
Shiki soku ze ku
Ku soku ze shiki
Ju so gyo shiki

Yaku bu nyo ze
Sha ri shi
Ze sho ho ku so
Fu sho fu metsu
Fu ku fu jo
Fu zo fu gen

Ze ko ku chu
Mu shiki mu ju so gyo shiki
Mu gen ni bi ze shin i
Mu shiki sho ko mi soku ho
Mu gen kai nai shi mu i shiki kai
Mu mu myo yaku mu mu myo jin
Nai shi mu ro shi yaku mu ro shi jin
Mu ku shu metsu do mu chi yaku mu toku i

Mu sho toku ko bo dai sa ta e
Han ya ha ra mi ta ko
Shin mu ke ge mu ke ge ko
Mu u ku fu on ri i sai ten do mu so ku gyo ne

Han san ze sho butso e
Han ya ha ra mi ta ko
Toku a noku ta ra san myaku san bo dai
Ko chi han ya ha ra mi ta
Ze dai jin shu ze dai myo shu
Ze mu jo shu ze mu to do shu
No jo i sai ku shin jitsu fu ko
Ko setsu han ya ha ra mi ta shu
Soku setsu shu watsu

Gya tei gya tei
Ha ra gya tei
Hara so gya tei
Bo ji so wa ka

Hannya Shingyo