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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

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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

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. 

December 31, 2017

11:30: Bell Ringing

Joya No Kane Bell Ringing will be held at Shelter Island

Sunday, 31 December, 2017


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