A Happy New Year to all of you! May 2021 be a year in which we hope to all get vaccinated and see the end of this terrible pandemic that we have all suffered through. (I have never looked forward to a shot more in my life.)
But most likely we will still have to keep our churches and temples closed for some time, until people receive the vaccinations that will make it safe to gather again. How wonderful that will be to see each other again in person.
Because we will have to continue with Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live, and other means of internet services and gatherings, our BCA theme for this year will be, “Sharing the Dharma Virtually,” a theme that we have taken from the Southern District Jr. YBL conference in 2020.
As we strive to share the Dharma virtually, we have the potential to reach many new people and introduce the Shin Buddhist teachings with those who have never encountered it before.
In order to do that, we must be able to express in