Monday
Aug132018

Tri-Temple Golf Tournament, August 26, 2018

Thursday
Aug022018

Benefit for Took Relief (by Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple & Watsonville Buddhist Temple)

THE MONTEREY PENINSULA BUDDHIST TEMPLE PRESENTS

TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI AND NUCLEAR DISASTER BENEFIT CONCERT WITH OTONOWA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

FEATURING AKIRA TANA 

AUGUST 31, 2018 5:00 PM

HIDDEN VALLEY INN

102 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA

831.394.0119 

montereydec@gmail.com      montereybt.org

All proceeds go to the continued relief efforts for the victims of the Tohoku region earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. 

Donation $25.00    Tickets available through Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple members or at Eventbrite at:  eventbrite.com

 

 

Eye-opening, culture-bending Japanese jazz.

Drummer Akira Tana has a gilt-edged jazz pedigree: Harvard, the New England Conservatory, and twenty years in New York City working with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Hubert Laws, Zoot Sims, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown and James Moody. He and bassist Rufus Reid have had a rich partnership – they formed TanaReid and produced five CDs and touring to match. Akira’s latest CD project, JAZZaNOVA, features guests like Branford Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval. But the past, including bringing his Secret Agent Band to the Bay Area in recent years, as they say, is prologue, because the very special group appearing August 31 at the Hidden Valley Inn in Carmel brings Akira’s consummate musical mastery into congruence with his deep Japanese cultural roots. Otonowa, which means “sound circle,” was formed originally to showcase traditional Japanese songs and pop through jazz arrangements. But 2011’s terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan were to become a crucible for Otonowa, which launched this brotherhood of Japanese-American jazz luminaries into a program of touring and recording to raise both funds and spirits for the survivors. You’ll hear unique melodies you’ve never heard in highly original settings you won’t soon forget. This appearance by Otonowa will also be a celebration of their third recording release.  

 

Personnel: Akira Tana, drums; Art Hirahara, piano; Masaru Koga, woodwinds and percussion; Noriyuki “Ken” Okada, bass.

Guests:  Shoko Hikage, Koto; Saki Kono, Vocal.

 

SECOND CONCERT HOSTED BY WATSONVILLE BUDDHIST TEMPLE 

September 1, 2018 3:00 PM

423 Bridge Street, Watsonville, California

Doors open at 2:00 PM Donation $25.

Tickets available through eventbrite.com or call the temple office (831) 724-7860  (wbtemple.org)

 

Wednesday
Aug012018

TEMPLE NEWS FOR AUGUST 2018

1. Thursday Senior Luncheon: The Thursday Senior luncheon is now discontinued. The temple would like to thank Mitzie Higashi for all her hard work on the luncheon up until now.
  
木曜日のシニアー・ランチはもうありません。今まで支援をして頂いたMrs. Mitzie Higashi様に厚く御礼申し上げます。
  
2. Rennyo Shonin Memorial & August Shotsuki Service, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 10 AM. This service is in memory of Rennyo Shonin, 8th Abbott of Jodo Shinshu, and for family and friends who passed away in the month of August. The service will be officiated by Rev. Yugo Fujita. 
  
2018年8月12日にトライテンプル蓮如上人法要と8月祥月法要を午前10時に行います。8月に亡くなられた方々の法要です。法要は藤田先生が行います。ワッソンビル仏教会モントレー仏教会合同です。
  
3. Temple General clean up on June 24, 2018. We omitted a name in the last newsletter, so we are republishing the report in full on page 4-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
  
6月24日のテンプル掃除に参加された方達が一部先月のニュースレターに書かれて無かった様です。お詫び申し上げます。改めてページ 4-5 に報告します。
  
4. Thank you to all the temple members who helped at the Salinas Obon Festival on July 29, 2018. This great event would not have been possible without all of your support. Thank you very much. 
  
7月29日、お盆祭りのお手伝いをして下さった方々、誠にありがとうございました。皆様の援助がなければ成功はできませんでした。感謝申し上げます。
  
5. Reminder: Temple Golfers! There will be a Tri Temple Golf Tournament, Sunday, August 26, 2018. Please see the flier on page 15 and 16 for details.
  
ゴルフの愛好家たちに! トライテンプルゴルフトーナメントが8月26日、日曜日に行われます。ページ15 – 16 にご案内があります。
  
6. There will be two benefit concerts for Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster Relief by Otonowa Jazz Ensemble, featuring Akira Tana. First concert will be at the Hidden Valley Inn in Carmel on August 31, 2018 at 5 PM and second concert will be at Watsonville Buddhist Temple on September 1, 2018 at 3 PM. Please see the flier on page 12 - 14 for more details. Akira Tana is the son of Rev. Daisho Tana, a longtime minister of Palo Alto Temple many years ago, and Tomoe Tana, a noted practitioner of Japanese tanka poetry. 
  
Otonowa(音の輪)ジャズグループの東北大震災の支援のためのベネフィット・コンサートがカーメルの Hidden Valley Innで8月31日とワッソンビル仏教会で9月1日に行われます。グループのリーダーはたな・あきらさんです。彼の父は田名大正先生、パロアルト仏教会の開教使をされていた方です。母は田名ともゑ、短歌で有名な方です。ページ12-14にコンサートの案内があります。
  
In Gassho,
Buddhist Temple of Salinas
合掌
サリナス仏教会

 

Monday
Jul022018

Salinas Obon Festival, July 29, 2018 Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

12:00 PM        Obon Festival Begins

12:30 PM        Tea Ceremony (Hondo/Chapel)

1:00 PM          Shorinji Kempo Demonstration (Outdoor stage)

1:30 PM          Introduction to the Temple (Hondo/Chapel)

2:00 PM          Ikebana Floral Demonstration (Classroom)

2:30 PM          Kendo Demonstration (Outdoor Stage)

2:30 PM          Classical Japanese Dance, Karaoke (Gym)

3:00 PM          Bonsai Demonstration (Classroom) 

4:00 PM          San Jose Taiko Performance (Outdoor Stage)

5:00 PM          Obon Service (Hondo/Chapel)

5:15 PM          Obon Odori Dance (Outdoor Stage)

6:00 PM          Raffle Drawing (Gym)

7:00 PM          Obon Festival Ends

All Day

Ikebana & Bonsai Exhibit in Classrooms

Food Sales in Food Court and in the Gym

Asian Crafts in the Main Hall

Games in the Parking Lot

There will be Free Shuttle Bus Service between Salinas Adult School on 20 Sherwood Dr and the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

Monday
Jul022018

Salinas Obon Festival, July 29, 2018