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New Years Eve Bell-Ringing! Joya No Kane Bell Ringing (Open to Public) Bell Rung 108 Times Symbolize Purging of Previous Year Misdeeds, a New Start Updated: 11 days ago

Date: Sunday, 31 December, 2017       Time: 11:30 am
This Event is 1 Day.
Japanese Friendship Bell - San Diego
1401 Shelter Island Dr Shelter Is
San Diego, CA 92106
USA

Meet at the Japanese Friendship Bell on Shelter Island family-friendly, this Buddhist ritual has become a meaningful year-end tradition for many San Diegans, Buddhist or not.

The program, which begins promptly at 11:30 pm, includes a brief history of the Friendship Bell and the ceremony, followed by sutra chanting and incense offering led by Rev. Yushi The program, which begins promptly at 11:30 pm, includes a Mukojima. Attendees will then have the rare chance to "ring out the old, ring in the new," by striking the huge Bonsho bell, a gift to San Diego by Sister
City Yokohama, Japan. The bell is rung 108 times to symbolize purging of the previous year's misdeeds, giving celebrants a new start with the new year.

Please note, you should check if bad weather may cause the ceremony to be cancelled.

Open to the public. 

Date
December 31, 2017

Time
11:30: Bell Ringing

Location
Joya No Kane Bell Ringing will be held at Shelter Island


Sunday, 31 December, 2017

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