Tuesday
Mar172015

Dharma School Pancake Feed, March 22, 2015 (Sunday)

Saturday
Feb282015

February News

Temple News-February 2015

1.  General Membership Meeting for 2015 will be held on February 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM. All members are invited to attend this meeting. Temple officers will report on the budget for 2015, on the temple finances, and on plans for 2015 and beyond.  Please try to attend this important meeting, and give us your ideas for improving the temple.

2.  Nirvana Day (Nehan-ye) and February Shotsuki Family Service will be held on February 15, 2015 at 10 AM. On Nirvana Day, we observe a memorial service for Shakyamuni Buddha, who passed away on February 15. This service is to remind us of Buddha's noble teachings and pay tribute to him. The followers of Jodo Shinshu revere Shakyamuni Buddha because He is the manifestation of Amida Buddha on this earth. The February monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of February. This important service will be officiated by our resident minister, Rev. Orai Fujikawa.

3. BCA National Council meeting in San Diego, February 25-March 1, 2015. Rev. Fujikawa, Larry Hirahara, & Gary Omori plan to attend this meeting to represent the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

Wednesday
Dec312014

Temple News, January 2015

Greetings, Temple Members and Friends. 2014 is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone for your help in supporting the temple, and we ask for your continued support.

Past Events

1.     The temple would like to thank the following members for polishing the onaijin during the annual Omigaki on December 19, 2014: June Aoki, Toshio & Mitsuko Gatanaga, Larry Hirahara, Sachi Kawahira, Mieko Keating, Kahori Kuramura, Machiko Miyanaga, Fumiko Onitsuka, Kiyoko Uchida, Kazuko Yonemitsu & Rev. Orai Fujikawa.

2.     The temple would like to thank all the temple members and friends who helped at the annual Mochitsuki on December 14, 2014. (A Mochitsuki report appears later in this newsletter.) We still have mochi available for purchase. For orders, please contact Mariko Yamashita or Carol Cisneros.

3.     The temple would like to thank all the temple members and friends who helped clean the temple during general clean up on December 21, 2014. Thanks to your hard work, we are ready for the New Year!

 

Upcoming Events

1.     New Year’s Eve Service, December 31, 2014. 6 PM. Joya-E. During this brief service, we quietly reflect on the past year, and express appreciation to Amida Buddha for all the people and things that bless our lives. The service concludes with all of us gathering at the temple bell tower, to take part in a ceremonial ringing of the large temple bell. The bell is rung 108 times, signifying the 108 passions that humans are said to possess. During human life, we cannot escape our self-centeredness; we ring the bell in acknowledgement of this, to recognize our weaknesses, and say “Namo Amida Butsu.”

2.     New Year’s Day Service, January 1, 2015. 10 AM. We start the New Year with New Year’s Day Service. We encourage everyone to attend with their extended family and friends. After the service, please say hello to all your friends in the temple courtyard and express your appreciation to them.

3.     Ho-onko Service and January Shotsuki Service, January 11, 2015. 10 AM. Guest speaker, Rev. Masanori Watanabe of Oxnard Buddhist Temple. This is a memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism. This service is marked by the chanting of Shōshinge, The Hymn of True Faith, written by Shinran Shonin. I’m sure you have all seen the sutra, written by Rev. Fujikawa and his Shakyō class participants. Let us all recite the verses together, and listen to the Dharma talk by our guest speaker.

 4.     Temple New Year Party, January 11, 2015, following the Ho-onko Service. This is a potluck luncheon. During the party, we will be installing the board members of the Buddhist Temple of Salinas, and its affiliates. Please come with your favorite dish and chat with your friends!

お寺のニュース

信徒並びに友人のみなさま。2014年の暮れにあたり、皆さまのご支援に感謝し、また来る年もよろしく御願い申し上げます。

*12月19日のお磨きの日に奉仕下さった方、ごくろうさま。青木ジュン、潟永トシオ御夫妻、平原ラリー、川平サチ、キーテングみえこ、倉村かおり、宮永まちこ、鬼塚ふみこ、内田きよこ、米満かずこ。

*12月14日のもちつきに奉仕下さった多くのみなさまありがとう。もちの追加注文の方は、キャロルまたは毬子まで。

*12月20日、21日お寺の大掃除にご協力頂いた多くのみなさま有難う。これで気持ちよく、新年が迎えられます。

行事予定

1.除夜会は12月31日(水)午後6時から。そのあと鐘楼にて108ツの除夜の鐘をつきます。

2.修正会は1月1日(木)午前10時から。ご家族揃ってお参りし、年賀交換をいたしましょう。

3.御正忌報恩講と祥月法要は1月11日(日)です。ご講師はオクスナードより渡邊正憲先生を招待しています。一緒にお参りをして、法話を聞きましょう。その後で新年親睦会はポットラックで行います。仏教会、婦人会の新役員の就任式も行います。

Tuesday
Nov112014

Temple Mochi-tsuki December 14, 2014 (Sunday)

Wednesday
Nov052014

Kisaragi Quartet, Third Annual Concert. November 16, 2014 (Sunday)