Happy New Year!
On January 13, 2013, Buddhist Temple of Salinas will be observing Goshoki Ho-onko, the memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism. At this service, we give thanks to Shinran Shonin for his lifetime of teachings. On this day, we will also be observing the January Shotsuki, the monthly memorial service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of January.
The service will be officiated by Reverend Orai Fujikawa, and our guest speaker will be Reverend George Matsubayashi of Los Angeles Honwgwanji.
The Ho-onko service will be followed by the temple New Year Party at the multi-purpose hall. It will be a potluck luncheon. Please bring your favorite dish to share. It can be brought to the main kitchen before the service begins.
At the New Year Party, new officers of the Temple and it's affiliates will be installed by Rev. Orai Fujikawa. This month is Rev. Fujikawa's one year annivesary since coming to Salinas and becoming our resident minister. We are all very happy and fortunate to celebrate the New Year with Reverend and Mrs. Fujikawa!