Frank Kazuo Oshita March 6, 1920 - November 19, 2012

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas lost long time temple member, Frank Kazuo Oshita today. He served on the temple board for decades, and served as temple president in 1964, 1965, 1975, & 1976. He also served on the building committee that led to the building of the current hondo/classroom complex that was completed in 1975, and was chairman of the building committee that worked on the multipurpose building that was completed in the 1990s. 

In more recent years, he continued to make the effort to come to temple events and services with Mrs. Miya Oshita, often holding her hand, always walking together. He gave the words of appreciation at the temple Keirokai celebration on October 21, 2012.

We are all going to miss his presence and his guidance. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

The funeral memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12 PM. Obituary

In Gassho, Namo Amida Butsu.


Kisaragi Choir Concert, November 18, 2012, 1 PM in the hondo


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 Thank you!