August 18, 2011, begins a new round of Thursday Evening Services, an amalgamation of two services regularly performed at Tendai temples. The first is the Morning Service based upon The Lotus Sutra and the other is the Evening Service based upon The Amitabha Sutra. At our local Sangha, we began these services last year and recently completed a full round, each weekly service based upon one of the twenty-eight chapters of The Lotus Sutra, the central sutra of Tendai Buddhism. The Service begins at 6:30 p.m. at 6393 State Route 30 (West Main St.), Indian Lake. I’ll be writing a brief chapter-by-chapter commentary on The Lotus Sutra each week, which you can find here.