Ringing in the New Year with the Bonsho Bell…2018!

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Bonshō, also known as tsurigane or ōgane are large bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. Also used before entering a temple or ceremony.

This Bonsho bell resides at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in Santa Rosa, CA and on New Years Eve was rung 108 times by guests, students, children and teachers to let go of  2017 and mark the beginning of this year, 2018, celebrating the year of the ‘DOG’.

What are you releasing from 2017? And what are your ringing in for 2018?

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