Title: Obon/Hatsubon Service
Description: Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy. It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us.
Hatsubon is the first Obon service following the passing of a loved one. It’s also a time to express our gratitude to the Buddha for his teachings.