• Japan Festival Boston
    The Nichiren Buddhist Sangha will be having a booth again this year at the Japan festival in Boston. The event is free, and there are tons of interesting events and a chance to experience Japanese culture.

    Boston Common

    Boston Common · Boston, MA

  • Go to Japan festival in Boston
    If anyone would like a ride down, let us know. The temple will have a booth all day. We will be leaving right at 8am, so we have time for set up.

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

  • Japanese Language Study Group
    Get together and practice japanese, read real japanese texts, brush up on some grammar, and socialize with other Japanese language learners. :)

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

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  • Japanese Language Study Group
    So what's the group about? What are we going to do? We’re going to learn how to listen to real Japanese people speak through video, read real Japanese fiction and news stories, and have a chance to work on a little bit of basic grammar and talk to other people who are passionate about Japanese. I have some really great “anchor texts” such as Natusme Soseki’s "Ten Nights of Dreams", Video Interviews with native Japanese speakers, and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on that looks interesting. I'm also open to suggestions, so if there's some written work out there you've been wanting to read... then let me know I might be able to work with it. :) For the total beginner, we’ll train the ear with adult Japanese and you’ll read along with a romanized transcript to get used to the sounds of Japanese. For those who are looking to dive into the Japanese script, I’ll have transcripts written out in hiragana/katakana so that you can “read-along” and practice the kana. Anyone else can follow along with the “wild” Japanese text with furigana. Every class, I’ll pull out some grammar points and key vocabulary to focus on and depending on who we have that day we’ll give everyone a chance to have a conversation with others in the group. I want this class to be set up in a way that people can drop in and drop out as they have time... not to be stuck to a particular time-table like in a language course... but to also have a little bit more structure than a conversation group. TLDR The point? Get as much "authentic" Japanese language exposure as possible, get time to practice with other people who want to learn Japanese, and have fun!

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

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  • 29th Annaversary of the Leveritt Peace Pagoda
    Below is the information for the 29th anniversary celebration at the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, MA. If there is anyone interested in coming with our group, pleace RSVP and you will have to be here by 9AM sharp. :) Even if religion isn't your thing, the grounds are beautiful, and there will be plenty of Japanophiles around. YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO The 29th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of the NEW ENGLAND PEACE PAGODA Sunday, October 5,[masked] am 11:00 am: SACRED CEREMONY BEGINS Nipponzan Myohoji Ceremony Interfaith Prayers for World Peace 12:20 pm LUNCH OFFERED 1:10 pm MUSIC 1:20 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: David Hartsough, Peace and Justice Activist co-founder: Non-Violent Peace Force; co-author: Waging Peace, Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist 1:50 pm SONGS 2:00 pm: BRIEF SHARINGS:ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES AROUND THE WORLD POSITIVE NEWS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES Pagoda Walks 2014 Past and Future Climate Change Mass Rally in NYCOkinawa: Demilitarization Walk, Japan Jeju Island, Korea “Springfield: No-One Leaves” Mass Slavery Apology 2:20 DANCE for Gathered Company 2:50 CLOSING PRAYER AND SNAKE DANCE - LED BY WAMPANOAG FRIENDS, at the Stupa honoring the Spirits of the Indigenous People’s Ancestors.

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

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  • Natsu Matsuri
    I know it's a little short notice, but I just heard about this tonight. The Hana Japan Restaruant will be hosting a Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival on Sunday 8/24 from 11 to 3 The Festival is Free It will have Japanese Food, Games, Music, Dance, Taiko Drum Group, Hawaiian Dance, Bon Odori, Origami, Kimono and Sushi Demos. Food from $3.50, Games $1.00 a play. If you would like to car pool please let us know.

    Hana Japan Restaurant

    45 Storey Avenue · Newburyport, MA

  • Sunday Study Session
    I am adding an additional study session that will run from 3:30-5:00 on Sundays. There is no cost to attend. great opportunity for new-comers to catch up, or for current members to "make up" time if Monday doesn't work out. All are welcome regardless of Japanese level or ability. We are using the second edition of Genki for our text, perfect for people looking to take the N5 exam this December!

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

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  • Sunday Study Session
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  • Sunday Study Session
    I am adding an additional study session that will run from 3:30-5:00 on Sundays. There is no cost to attend. great opportunity for new-comers to catch up, or for current members to "make up" time if Monday doesn't work out. All are welcome regardless of Japanese level or ability. We are using the second edition of Genki for our text, perfect for people looking to take the N5 exam this December!

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA

  • Sunday Study Session
    I am adding an additional study session that will run from 3:30-5:00 on Sundays. There is no cost to attend. great opportunity for new-comers to catch up, or for current members to "make up" time if Monday doesn't work out. All are welcome regardless of Japanese level or ability. We are using the second edition of Genki for our text, perfect for people looking to take the N5 exam this December!

    Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England

    15 Locust Street · Haverhill, MA