Support Ecuador and Japan!

On April 14 and 16, a multiple series of Earthquake shook the islands of Kyushu in Japan.  On the other side of the pacific, a massive Earthquake attacked Ecuador on April 16. As there are still many aftershocks in both countries, it is extremely difficult to find out the final results of the Earthquakes.

In response to these devastating disasters in both Japan and Ecuador, the Reiyukai America National Committee, hold an emergency committee meeting on April 15th, and have decided to call out for an action to support both Ecuador and Japan.

For Japan, the funds collected will be transferred to Reiyukai as a part of Reiyukai’s Arigato Kodama Fund and will be donated to the Kumamoto Prefecture.

In the same way, for Ecuador, collected funds will be channeled through Ecuadorian Volunteers Association, deposited in a special account for the purchase and distribution of needed essentials such as water, food and medicines.

There are three options where you can choose from:

Option 1: Support Both!

Your contribution will be split equally to support both Japan and Ecuador

Option 2: Support Ecuador!

Your contribution will be transferred directly to Ecuador.

Option 3: Support Japan!

Your contribution will be transferred directly to Japan.

 

How to support:

  1. Online

Visit www.Reiyukai-Usa.org and follow the instructions on the top page.

  1. Check

Please prepare a check payable to Reiyukai America with the amount that you are willing to support and send it to Reiyukai America office in Pasadena, California. Please make sure to write in the Memo section which option above you are willing to take. Any check with no memo will be considered to support both Japan and Ecuador.

Send your check to:  Reiyukai America

Reiyukai America

Attn: Disaster Relief

20 North Raymond Avenue, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA.

 

  1. Credit Card

If you have a credit card but no immediate access to the internet, then you may call the Reiyukai America office at 626.356.8055 and the staff will be very happy to precede your credit card transaction.

 

All the donors and contributors will be receiving a letter of appreciation acknowledging the monetary support, which can be used for income tax purposes. This campaign will continue until the end of May.

In response to these devastating disasters in both Japan and Ecuador, the Reiyukai America National Committee invite friends, businesses, and all the contestants from the previous years to join us and support the disaster relief effort through a monetary support.

For Japan, the funds collected will be transferred to Reiyukai as a part of Reiyukai’s Arigato KodamaFund and will be used to purchase and distribute needed essentials.

In the same way, for Ecuador, collected funds will be channeled through Ecuadorian Volunteers Association, deposited in a special account for the purchase and distribution of needed essentials such as water, food and medicines.

All the donors and contributors will be receiving a letter of appreciation acknowledging the monetary support, which can be used for income tax purposes.

Thank you for your support!

At the same time, the National Committee has decided to call all the Reiyukai America members and friends asking for their support to help our friends in Nepal who have been injured and rendered homeless.

Help us support our friends in Nepal! Please spread the word!

Please use Reiyukai website to make your contributions online.

February 2016 Recap

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Following the Founder’s Philosophy in Leading Productive Lives!

Pasadena, Califronia – On February 7, 2016, a lovely  gathering was held to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Reiyukai’s founding members, Mrs. Kimi Kotani. An international group of new and familiar faces, such as Japan, Nepal, Brazil, and Central America began the group recitation of the Maitreya Sutra, followed by a short video showcasing Mrs. Kotani’s vigorous spirit in creating the framework Reiyukai is today. The gathering ended with members sharing their thoughts inspired by Mrs. Kotani’s philosophy in leading productive lives; in honor of our ancestors, ourselves and future generations.

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February 14 @ Reiyukai Coffee Talk, San Diego, CA

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And the Inspirational Creativity Award goes to….

Pasadena, CA – Congratulations to Shirley Hall from Montebello for winning the “Inspirational Creativity Award” in this year’s Reiyukai Creative Recycling 2015 Milk Carton Competition! For details visit: www.reiyukaicreativerecycling.com

 

 

 

January 2016 Recap

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Setting Up the Tone for the New Year!

Pasadena, California – On January 10, members living in the greater Los Angeles area attended the New Year’s Gathering. After a resonating group recitation of the Blue Sutra, members reflected on the challenges and rewards of the past year and what was to come in 2016. At the end of the gathering, members wrote their “Word of the year”, inspired by Kakizome, Japan’s brush writing for the new year. Members naturally chose positive words to set up the New Year!

December 2015 ReCap

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December 9, 2015 @ Compton, CA

Reiyukai America receives a plaque of appreciation by the Salvation Army Compton Corps for supporting the community of Compton during the summer of 2015

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December 19, 2015 @ East Los Angeles, CA

Reiyukai Creative Recycling was invited to be part of “Tianguis Navideño Estilo Floricanto” where handmade made recycling crafts were purchased by holiday shoppers. The proceeds went directly to support Reiyukai America’s Disaster Relief Fund

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74th Annual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Honolulu, Hawai’i – For almoast a decade, local Reiyukai America members living in Hawai’i have been attending the Pearl Harbor Commemoration; an annual tradition of presenting a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial, to honor, respect and show appreciation to those who lost their lives during that battle.