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Sun, Sep 11


Los Angeles

Autumn Higan Service (Paying Respect to Ancestors)

This is one of the major ceremonies RKLA observes to honor our ancestors who have given us this precious human life and whom we pray for to have a good rebirth.

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Autumn Higan Service (Paying Respect to Ancestors)
Autumn Higan Service (Paying Respect to Ancestors)

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Los Angeles, 2707 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA

About the event

The Higan Ceremony is a traditional Japanese ceremony observed twice per year in spring and in fall. 

Higan is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit term for "the Other Shore". The cycle of death and rebirth (saṃsāra) is "this shore", and in Buddhism, crossing to the other shore is used to refer to the attainment of nirvana.

Ancestral veneration

Similar to Obon, Japanese citizens will often return to their hometowns during the holiday season to pay respects to their ancestors. 

At RKLA, we will recite the Kyoden and also recite names of members who have passed. To have a family members name recited, please contactd us by email at

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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