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.



Temple News for December 2015

Temple News for December 2015

 1.     Thank you to all the temple members for their hard work for the Udon Feed, which was held on November 15, 2015. It was a wet and cold Sunday morning, and many bowls of delicious udon were served. Thank you for your support!

2.     In the next few days, all temple members will be receiving a ballot for the temple board of directors. Please fill out the ballot and return to the temple by December 5, 2015.

3.     The temple will observe Bodhi Day and December Shotsuki service on December 6, 2015. Bodhi Day celebrates the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni) attained enlightenment to become the Buddha, the Awakened one. The December Shotsuki memorial service honors family and friends who passed away in the month of December. Please join us for this important service.

4.     The temple will have the annual mochitsuki on December 13, 2015. Order form is available in this month’s White Path. See the flier for more details.

5.     Omigaki, the purification of the temple onaijin will take place on Friday, December 18, 2015. Any and all help is appreciated.

6.     General Clean up of the temple is scheduled for December 20, 2015 starting at 8 AM. Please bring gardening tools or cleaning supplies. The more helpers we have, the faster we will finish.

7.     The temple’s New Year’s Eve Service (Joya no Kane Service) will take place on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 6 PM. Service will conclude with the ringing of the bell tower bell, 108 times. The bell ringing is a symbol of overcoming the 108 passions human beings are said to possess. This is a reminder of our human weaknesses, and a reminder of the need to live a life of reflection.

8.     On Friday, January 1, 2016, we celebrate the New Year by coming to the temple, hearing the nembutsu, and greeting all our old and new friends. Let us begin 2016 with gratitude for our family and friends.

 In gassho,

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas











Udon Feed, November 15, 2015


Temple News for November 2015

Temple News for November

 1.     We offer our deepest condolences to the Otsuka Family on the passing of Mrs. Haruko Otsuka on October 1, 2015 at the age of 84. Mrs. Otsuka is survived by her husband, Mr. Eiju Otsuka, and children, George, John, and Judy Otsuka. A memorial service will be held in her memory on November 14, 2015 at 3 PM at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

2.     On November 7, 2015, the Asian Cultural Experience will be having a Tri Tip Fundraiser to support Chinatown Renewal Project. Contact Larry Hirahara for information and tickets.

3.     On November 8, 2015, BWA will be observing their annual memorial service for BWA members who have passed away. We honor their efforts to make the temple what it is today. This service will be in conjunction November Shotsuki Service for temple members who lost friends and family in the month of November. The guest speaker for this service is Rev. Henry Adams from San Mateo Buddhist Temple.

4.     On November 15, 2015, the temple will be holding their annual Udon Feed. Please make every effort to attend this event, and please bring all your family and friends. You will enjoy a hot bowl of Udon while supporting the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.

5.     On December 13, 2015, the temple will hold our annual Mochitsuki. Please see the attached flier for order information.









Temple News for October 2015

Temple news for October

1. There will be a bonsai show on October 4 in the gym from 11 am to 4 pm. Hosted by salinas bonsai club. There will be display, demonstration and raffle. 

2. On October 18, 2015, there will be Eitaikyo service at 10 am. Guest speaker is Rev. Dean Koyama of Palo Alto Buddhist Temple. Service will be followed by temple Keirokai, celebrating members who will be 75 or older in 2015. Please join us for this very special event.

3. October 25, 2015, there will be all age CD Nembutsu conference at Monterey Buddhist Temple.



1.    10月4日(日)午前11時から午後4時まで盆栽クラブ主催の盆栽ショーが行われます。珍しい盆栽の展示、手ほどきもあります。

2.    10月18日(日)は永代経、祥月法要です。法要後敬老会が催されます。講師はパロアルト仏教会の小山先生です。

3.    10月25日(日)はモントレーとサリナス共催による沿岸教区念仏家族大会です。マウンテンビュー、サンノゼ、ワトソンビル各地から信徒が集まります。ふるって参加してください。

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