Guest Speaker: Juliet Lee
M.C.: Merle Tashiro
The fourth Sunday of each month will be Remembrance Day for those family members, friends, and pets who passed away during this month in any year. There will be a sign-in sheet for the names of the deceased that members need to fill in before the service begins.
Guest Speaker Juliet Lee
Juliet Lee was born and raised in Hilo. She graduated from UH Mānoa with a B.A and M.A. in English Literature. She worked as an associate Professor for many years at Leeward Community College until her retirement in 2016.
Like her parents and grandparents before her, Juliet has been a dedicated Buddhist, steadfast in her commitment to the Three Treasures. In 2007, she received her Tokudo ordination. When possible, she has worked for the Sangha in various capacities to perpetuate the Teachings.
She has written a number of books over the years and has been the recipient of several awards. Two books carry a special meaning for her because of their Buddhist content. In 2009, an anthology she helped edit, consisting of a year's worth of White Way Broadcasts, had been published. Soon after, Anshū, a novel about the war in Japan was also published. In this book, she tried to incorporate some of the principles of Shin Buddhism.
She continues to live the life of Nembutsu.