Hatsumairi ceremony

Family celebrating Hatsumairi newborn ceremony

It is customary to have a ceremony welcoming newborns into the Buddhist faith. It is called a “Hatsumairi Service,” and can be performed separately or in conjunction with our regular services.

Hatsumairi means “first Buddhist service.” It is often translated as “infant presentation service.” Hatsumairi represents the first opportunity for parents to bring infants who were born during the previous year to the Sangha to receive the blessings of Buddha.

Mother and child at Hatsumairi ceremony

Arrangements for the Hatsumairi can be made by sending an email to lvsangha.info@gmail.com.

Blessings at Hatsumairi newborn ceremony