May 2015 News

Temple News May 2015 

1. Gotan-E & May Shotsuki Family Service, May 17, 2015. GOTAN-E celebrates the birth of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism.

The life and teachings of Shinran Shonin constitute one of the most significant developments in the history of Shin Buddhism. He discovered a path which ensured that the treasures of the Dharma would be accessible to all people without discrimination. 

This May celebration is also called Fujimatsuri, or Wisteria Festival, after the purple flower which represents our sect. Though the flowers grow high on intertwined branches of a tall and sturdy tree, unlike other flowers which stand up when in full blossom, the wisteria hangs down, as if in humility. 

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

2. Temple “Picnic” @ the Buddhist Temple of Salinas. Following the Gotan-E Service, please join us for BBQ at the temple. There will be games for the children and Bingo for the adults.

3. Memorial Day Services, Monday, May 27, 2015. The Garden of Memories service will take place at 10 AM. The Yamato Cemetery Service will take place at 11 AM.




5月25日(月)はメモリアルデーです。メモリーガーデン10AM,大和墓地 11AMです。


8th Annual Asian Festival, April 25, 2015

8th Annual Asian Festival

The Temple will be participating in the Asian Festival Saturday, April 25.

The Asian Festival showcases the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Communities that had their beginnings in the Chinatown area. Of course there will be lots of great Asian food, but each community venue will also have their own exhibitions, tours, and demonstrations of their culture. These venues are easy walking distance from one another and allow visitors to sample many experiences.

The Festival is a unique in that it collaborates and unifies several Asian communities in one activity. There are few cooperative efforts that include different Asian groups in not only a single activity; but to collaborate a historic and cultural preservation in one site.

We are having a Japanese/Asian Artifact sale in the Gym. Opening ceremonies at 11 will be at the Filipino Community Center, 250 Calle Cebu. Please come to support these activity as well as visit and learn about our surrounding local Asian Communities.


Donations requested for Asian Festival on April 25, 2015


Dharma School Pancake Feed, March 22, 2015 (Sunday)


February News

Temple News-February 2015

1.  General Membership Meeting for 2015 will be held on February 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM. All members are invited to attend this meeting. Temple officers will report on the budget for 2015, on the temple finances, and on plans for 2015 and beyond.  Please try to attend this important meeting, and give us your ideas for improving the temple.

2.  Nirvana Day (Nehan-ye) and February Shotsuki Family Service will be held on February 15, 2015 at 10 AM. On Nirvana Day, we observe a memorial service for Shakyamuni Buddha, who passed away on February 15. This service is to remind us of Buddha's noble teachings and pay tribute to him. The followers of Jodo Shinshu revere Shakyamuni Buddha because He is the manifestation of Amida Buddha on this earth. The February monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of February. This important service will be officiated by our resident minister, Rev. Orai Fujikawa.

3. BCA National Council meeting in San Diego, February 25-March 1, 2015. Rev. Fujikawa, Larry Hirahara, & Gary Omori plan to attend this meeting to represent the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

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