In Buddha’s time, monks walked the paths, bringing his teaching to those they met, helping them face the hardships of their lives. Laypeople gave them something in return to provide for their needs. Since then, the Way has always been upheld and spread through the practice of giving.
Receiving and giving: that is how the life of the universe unfolds, unimpeded. Times change, but this truth is eternal.
Selfless giving transforms the heart of the giver and the receiver.
To fulfill Kanshoji’s vocation, we must maintain the buildings, improve accommodation and keep the monastery beautiful.
In order for the practice to be accessible to the greatest number of people, we strive to keep our rates as affordable as possible. Consequently, our earnings don’t always cover our expenses. Kanshoji has survived to this day, in large part, thanks to your donations.