"Buddhism: The Seeker's Path"
In April 1999, WCBT sponsored a retreat on the topic of the "path,"
or way to enlightenment, in Buddhism. As usual, it was a very enjoyable
and informative day. For details of the lecture, click here.
The retreat began with an English lecture by Rev. Gyoko Saito,
former head-minister of Los Angeles Higashi Honganji
The Japanese lecture was given by Bishop Akinori Imai, who is also minister
at the Berkeley Higashi Temple
After the lecture and a delicious lunch, English-speaking participants gathered
in a circle for a group discussion.
These discussions are important because they allow for interaction amongst
retreat-goers and further clarification of important points.
The Japanese speaking group also enjoyed sharing their questions and insights
with Bishop Imai
Joanie Martinez and Diane Hata enjoyed the retreat and fellowship!
Rev. Kawawata poses with Peter Hata during a break at the retreat
Shown here are (l-r), Fukuji Tanji (who celebrated his 80th birthday during
a break at the retreat), Michael , Merry and Stephanie Jitosho
WCBT Family Retreat participants pose for a group shot after a very full
and enjoyable day!