56th Coast District Buddhist Women's League Conference, March 12, 2016 


Temple News for March 2016

1. We offer our deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ruth Ikeda on February 24, 2016 at the age of 89.  A celebration of life will take place at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 3 PM.

2. This year, the BCA National Council Meeting is taking place in Visalia, March 2 to March 6. Rev. Fujikawa, Larry Hirahara, and Melvin Aoki will be attending.

3. On March 12, 2016, the Salinas Buddhist Women’s Association will be hosting the Coast District BWL conference. Guest speaker will be Rev. Y. Miyaji.

4. On March 20, 2016, we will be observing Spring Ohigan and March Shotsuki service. The service will be officiated by our resident minister, Rev. Orai Fujikawa.

5. The Buddhist Temple of Salinas welcomes two new members: Melissa and Sam Trotter.

6. The temple is now accepting applications for Sarana Affirmation to receive a Buddhist name. The deadline is April 2, 2016. The Affirmation ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3 PM in the Hondo. The ceremony will be officiated by Bishop Kodo Umezu of the Buddhist Churches of America.

7. On April 10, 2016, 10 AM, the temple will be observing Hanamatsuri and April Shotsuki service. There will be a luncheon after the service. Please bring a salad to share.

8. Preparations are underway for the Asian Festival on April 30, 2016. Please see the enclosed fliers for more details. 

In gassho,

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas

お寺のニュース 2016年3月号









Temple News for February 2016

1. We offer our deepest condolences to the Onitsuka Family on the passing of Mr. Susumi Onituka on January 2, 2016 at the age of 83.  Funeral service was held on January 8, 2016.

2. On February 9, 2016, the temple will hold the annual General Membership meeting, starting at 6:30 PM. This meeting is open to all temple members, and will cover the temple’s annual budget, committee reports, and plans for the future. Your attendance and input would be greatly appreciated. Your opinions provide direction to the temple board.

3. On February 14, 2016, the temple will be observing Nirvana Day and February Shotsuki Service at 10 AM. The service will be officiated by our Resident Minister, Rev. Orai Fujikawa. Nirvana Day marks the passing of Shakyamuni Bua, who passed away around 483 BC at the age of 80. The monthly shotsuki memorial service honors family and friends who passed away in the month of February. Please join us for this important service.

4. On February 25-28, there will be a National BCA Council meeting in Visalia, California. The delegates for the temple are Larry Hirahara and Melvin Aoki.

In gassho,

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas

お寺のニュース 二月 2016

法友、鬼塚迪氏が去る一月二日,八十三才でお浄土へ還られました。信徒の皆さまと共に、文子さまはじめご遺族の 皆さまにお悔やみ申し上げます。

二月九日(火)午後六時半より信徒総会を開催します。予算、各委員会からの報告、年中計画など、皆さまのご出席 とご意見をお願いします。


三月三日から六日まで米国教団総会がヴァイセリア市、マリオットホテルで開催されます。お寺からは平原氏と青木 氏が出席します。


Temple News for January 2016

1.     On January 17, 2016, the temple will be observing Hoonko and January Shotsuki Service at 10 AM. Guest speaker is our former resident minister, Rev. H. Matsubayashi. Hoonko is the observance in memory of Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu, who passed away on January 16, 1263. The monthly shotsuki memorial service honors family and friends who passed away in the month of January. Please join us for this important service.

2.     Following the January Hoonko service, the temple will hold the annual New Year Potluck luncheon in the multipurpose hall. There will installation of the board of directors and officers for the Buddhist Temple of Salinas, Salinas BWA, and Dharma School. Please attend this important gathering and visit with friends and family.

In gassho,

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas





Mochitsuki, Sunday, December 13, 2015

It is past the deadline to send an order by postal service, but if you would like to place an order, please send an email to and we will do our best to fill your order. In gassho, Buddhist Temple of Salinas.


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