Our practice at the end of the year is based upon three Japanese Buddhist observations. The first is Bonenkai which is celebratory and where we consciously vow to “forget the year” or consciously let go of any negativity from the previous year. The second is Joya no Kane, where we ring a bell or bells 108 times together, to purify all negative karma and start the new year afresh. The third is to hang a Kadomatsu (our simpler, humble version -pine and green bamboo-pictured here) on the front door which represents wishes for longevity, prosperity, and steadfastness. Happy New Year to all from The Dragonfly Sangha!