A Monk's Lessons: Living amid Death from COVID
Unable to properly bid farewell to deceased loved ones, especially during the COVID pandemic, many have sought solace at Mt. Osorezan, a Buddhist temple long viewed as a portal to the underworld. Minami Jikisai has been a monk there for 16 years. Fujita Ai cared for patients at their homes when hospitals were filled to capacity. Their deaths left her traumatized and searching for relief. How can we learn to accept death? This program will take you to a place where people go in search of answers.
Monk Minami and home care nurse Fujita at Gokuraku-hama, or Pure Land Beach
Place for prayer at Mt. Osorezan
Home care nurse Fujita visits a COVID-19 patient
Bodaiji Temple Summer Festival, 2021