Line Dance classes

There is a beginner’s line dance class every Tuesday 7:00PM at BTS Gym.  Everybody is welcome to join.




Tri-Tip Take out Dinner, September 29, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM


Upcoming Events

August 25, 2012 Japanese Flower arranging presentation at John Steinbek Library, 2 PM.

August 27, 2012 Deadline for White Path article submissions. (Contact M. Aoki.)

September 6, 2012 Shakyō class 写経 (Sutra calligraphy), 10 AM. (Contact Rev. Fujikawa.)

September 7, 2012 Deadline to order JACL Hawaiian Lunch on September 22.

September 8, 2012 Salinas Japanese Language School registration 9 AM, open to children K-12.

September 9, 2012 Salinas Dharma School registration 9 AM.

September 9, 2012 Autumn Ohigan, September Shotsuki Memorial, & Grandparents day 10 AM.

September 15, 2012 CD Dharma School Activity Day, 4 PM.

September 19, 2012 Deadline for district chairs to submit Temple Tri-tip count for September 29. (Contact Gary Tanimura.)

September 20, 2012 Shakyō class 写経 (Sutra calligraphy), 10 AM.

September 23, 2012 JACL Hawaiian Plate Take Out Lunch, 12 PM to 2:30 PM.

September 29, 2012 Tri-tip BBQ Fundraiser, 11 AM pickup time. (Contact Gary Tanimura.)


For more details about any temple events, please see the temple calendar and click on the event or send email to btsalinas@gmail.com. Thank you!


Obon Festival, Sunday July 29, 2012

Click on poster for details


Obon Services July 8, 2012

Dear Dharma Friends,

You are cordially invited to the 2012 Obon Service together with Hatsubon and Monthly Memorial Service on July 8th, 2012 at 11:00 AM. For this occasion, we are honored to have Bishop Kodo Umezu from BCA as guest speaker.

We will pay tribute to the ancestors at Garden of Memories at 9AM, and at Yamato Cemetery at 10 AM before the service at the temple. Please make every effort to attend these services.

In gassho, Reverend Orai Fujikawa, Resident Minister

The list of Hatsubon for 2012 Obon (Observance to honor our friends and family members who have passed away since our last Obon Service)

Tajuki Jack Oshita, July 30, 2011

Fujiko Morodome, September 23, 2011

Mizuye June Urabe, December 14, 2011

Leslie Yoshiharu Kaneshiro, February 15, 2012

Johnny Hideki Yamashita, March 27, 2012.

Our Buddhist Friends who passed away in the month of July include:

Yonezo Ichikawa, 1970

Toshi Yamashita, 1976

George Yaguchi, 1984

Setsuko Iwamoto, 1988

Misao Iwasaki Marshman, 1992

Fred Sakasegawa, 1999

George Shigemi Sakamoto, 2002

Etsuo Yamaguchi, 2009

Takuji Jack Oshita, 2011

Rev. Hosho Shindo, 2011 (Salinas Resident Minister from 2006-2009)