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The Leaflet blog provides:
. Innen's weekly comments from a Dharma perspecti
• the up-to-date practice calendar for our Red Maple Mindful Living Centre,
• links to our Tendai family of centres

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Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hi Sangha and Friends, .

We held our Annual Intentions service this morning. The details are posted on the Intentions link above.
We were additionally supported by this new gift from our Dharma-brother, Koshin Bower.This wooden plaque, shown here, beside our altar KwanYin is a meritorious presence. 
He writes:
This is an o-fuda. At the completion of my Shido-kegyo (advanced clerical training in Japan) I hand wrote several of these. They are talismans meant to inspire and protect. They are manifestations of Fudo-myo-o (see link below)

We bow in thanks to Koshin and appreciate his support.

for more on Fudo read here: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/fudo.html

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu
Jiho, doshu-in-training

Thursday, January 04, 2018


On behalf of myself, Jiho and our families ,

We all have our reasons to celebrate the passing year and we all have our challenges as we move into the New Year. The Buddha-dharma offers us an unparalleled resource to accompany us into the coming year,and may we wish you and your families all the very best .

The great Japanese teacher, Nichiren, writes:
making offerings at the beginning of the New Year is like cherry blossoms blooming from the trees, a lotus unfolding in a pond, sandalwood leaves in the Snow Mountains or the new moon beginning to rise.

We wish you all the best as this new year, like a new moon, rises over your lives, and blossoms like the cherry trees.

May you find joy and wisdom in this coming year,
Innen and Jiho
Red Maple Tendai Sangha
Renfrew, Ontario
January 1, 2018
om namu amida butsu

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hi Sangha and Friends,
This is our segaki-dan (Hungry Ghost Altar) from yesterday's service. It was a touching , impactful and funny event. Thanks to all for joining in the celebration.

.... in the Dharma, Innen, doshu

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hi Sangha and Friends, .... in the Dharma, Innen, doshu

We are hosting our o-Higan and Segaki-e event this weekend.
These are wonderful events, full of personal meaning, where we both acknowledge those who have impacted our lives and passed recently and make a symbolic statement about the afterlife, with Segaki-e, the celebration for Hungry Ghosts.

We are mounting the special Segaki-dan, the altar for Ghosts and we will perform the temple circumambulation-chanting ceremony.

If you would like to participate, contact us,
Innen, doshu

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hi Sangha and Friends, 

I will be presenting a poster entitled Two Feet, Deep: Theory and Forms of Contemplative Walking at this year's International Symposium for Consciousness Studies.


This is a wonderful opportunity and major honour for me and us, who will be one of the few Canadians presenting.

There are many leading speakers presenting. For more details, check the link. He will share his experience, source paper and reflections on his return. I expect video and text will be available over the next few months.

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu

Saturday, July 09, 2016


Hi Sangha and Friends,
  • On Saturday July 16 we will switch our schedule to allow sangha members to join Judy as she does the ALS fun run at the Mateway Activity Centre in Renfrew to raise funds for ALS!
  • There are 3km and 5km runs for $15. Registration: 8:30AM Start Time: 9:00AM
  • Judy will be running ; Innen and the RMS “fast-puppy”, Josh, will pole-walk the 3 k circuit
  • FYI – a 3 km walk takes about 45 minutes at a brisk pace.

Check the Shedule page for other changes.

 .... in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hi Sangha and Friends,

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and patience as I recover from my health challenges. The latest tests show that I am clear of the pneumonia and am welcoming us all back to resume practice on June 18.
in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu