Memorial Day Services, Monday May 28, 2012

An Interfaith service. Sponsored by the Salinas Valley JACL.

9 AM Garden of Memories (850 Abbott St, Salinas CA, corner of Abbott and Romie Lane, next to crematorium.)

10 AM Yamato Cemetery 1131 Abbott St, Salinas, CA

Offciated by Rev. Doyle of Lincoln Presbyterian Church and Rev. Orai Fujikawa of Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

In our busy lives, it's important to slow down sometimes to reflect on how our deceased family members and friends have not only shaped who we are, but how they continue to influence and support us even when they are no longer physically with us.

Please join us at the cemetery to honor the memory of our deceased family and friends, and also say hello to all the family and friends who still bless our lives. 

In Gassho....


Monthly Buddhist Meditation at Villa Serra, April 19, 2012. 3 PM

The Meditation is open to the public. Please visit your friends and family at Villa Serra and also join in on the meditation. The address for Villa Serra is 1320 Padre Drive, Salinas, CA.


Asian Festival, April 28, 2012

The Asian Festival is a special free event of the Salinas Chinatown Renewal Project. For more information:


Happy Birthday, Buddha! Hanamatsuri Service and April Shotsuki Service

Guest speaker Rev. John Iwohara of Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

"Hanamatsuri" or “Flower Festival” celebrates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became enlightened as Shakyamuni Buddha. The "hanamido" a miniature floral altar of bright flowers, provides the setting of the beautiful Lumbini Garden. The statue of the baby Buddha illustrates the merits of Amida Buddha, reaching out to all beings. The pouring of sweet tea on the statue of baby Buddha (kambutsu) represents the gentle rain which fell on Lumbini's Garden that day. 

The April monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of April.

Please bring a salad for potluck luncheon following the service and meet with guest speaker Rev. John Iwohara, resident minister Rev. Orai Fujikawa, temple members and friends!



Buddhist Temple of Salinas welcomes Rev. & Mrs. Orai Fujikawa to Salinas

Buddhist Temple of Salinas new Resident Minister, Rev. Orai Fujikawa officiated today at today's Ho-on-ko Service and January Shotsuki Family Memorial Service today. Ho-on-ko is the memorial service for the founder of Jodo Shinshu, Shinran Shonin, who passed away on January 16, 1263. January Shotsuki memorial service honors family members of temple members who passed away in the month of January. Bishop Ogui came to Salinas to support our new resident minister today.

The service was followed by the Temple New Year potluck luncheon. Rev. Orai Fujikawa greeted the congregation and gave a brief history of his 40 years of service in Canada. 


 Group photo 

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