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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lotus Flowers Bloomed (July 13th)

Lotus flowers have bloomed at Shunkoin Temple.

Lotus symbolizes the process of the enlightenment. Lotus roots are in the soil of the pond or river bottom. The soil symbolizes the source of suffering, like grief, sorrow, lamentation, etc. Then, lotus stems come out from the soil, go through the water and come out to the surface. Then, the flowers bloom above the water surface. The flowers symbolize our free status from the suffering.

Shunkoin Temple
Tel: 075-462-5488

Zen Meditation Class, Dharma Talk, & Temple Tour in English

Zen temple stay is also available at Shunkoin Temple.

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