Thursday
Jun302016

Temple News for July 2016

Temple News for July 2016

1. On May 27, 2016, Mrs. Mary Iwamoto passed away. She was 93 years old. The memorial service was held on June 18, 2016. We offer our deepest condolences to the Iwamoto family.

2. Obon meeting, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The meeting will start at 7 PM. We ask all committee chairpersons to attend.

3. Obon dance practice, every Tuesday and Thursday, through July 21. Practice is at 7 PM.

4. On Sunday, July 10, 2016, the temple will hold a series of services in Salinas. There will be a service at Garden of Memories at 9 AM. There will be a service at Yamato Cemetery at 10 AM. There will be a Hatsubon, Obon, and July Shotsuki service at the temple at 11 AM. Obon is a Japanese cultural tradition celebrating our ancestors. The true significance of Obon Service lies in the re-dedication of ourselves to the Buddhist way of life by reflecting upon the love, affection, compassion, and virtues that our parents, and others who have passed on before us, have given, while they were still alive. The July monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of July.

5. The work schedule for the 2016 Obon Festival on July 31, 2016 will be arriving in a separate mailing. We need your help to make this a successful event. If you have family and friends who can help, please contact Carol Cisneros. Thank you.

6. Thank you to all the temple members that came out to help with the Temple General Clean up on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

7. Thank you to all the temple members that came to help with the Lumpia Making day on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

In Gassho,

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas

 

お寺のニュース

去る5月27日、岩本メリー敏子さまが93才でお浄土へ還られました。追悼会が6月18日仏教会で勤められました。ご遺族にお悔やみ申し上げます。

去る6月26日は大掃除でした。早朝から昼過ぎまでご苦労様でした。また婦人会ではルンピア作りも有難うございました。

最後のお盆委員会は7月6日(水)午後7時からです。関係者はご出席ください。

ただいまお盆踊り練習を火曜、木曜夕7時からしています。奮ってご参加ください。

7月10日(日)は初盆法要、祥月法要です。午前9時より、メモリーガーデン、10時より大和墓地で墓参りをして、11時から法要です。いま自分が、仏祖のお蔭により生かされていることを再認識し、お礼を申し上げましょう。不二川先生最後の法話になります。

それからお盆祭りは7月31日です。詳しい仕事の日取りは後から郵送されますが、ご奉仕についての詳細はキャロルまで連絡してください。

Tuesday
May312016

Temple News for June 2016

Temple News for June 2016

1. Rev. Shousei Hanayama, former supervising minister for Salinas, has returned to Japan due to serious illness. Guidance on how to send a message or omimai to Japan is offered in a separate essay in this month’s issue of the White Path. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hanayama family during this very difficult time.

2. Rev. Fujikawa has been assigned to look after Watsonville Buddhist Temple during the summer, while they are without a resident minister. Rev. Fujikawa will be very busy looking after two temples. We ask for your continued understanding.

3. Salinas BWA Annual Food sale is Sunday, June 5, 2016. Salinas BWA asks for everyone’s support with food prep and sales over the weekend. Pick up time is between 10 AM and 1 PM on Sunday.

4. Obon meeting, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The meeting will start at 7 PM. We ask all committee chairpersons to attend.

5. On Sunday, June 12, 2016 will be observing Kisaragiki, the memorial service for Lady Takeko Kujo, founder of the Buddhist Womens’s Association. Lady Kujo was the daughter of Myonyo Koshon Ohtani (1850-1903), who was the 21st Monshu. (The Monshu is the Spiritual Leader and Head of Hongwanji, and is a direct descendent of Shinran Shonin.) Lady Kujo is best known for her humanitarian activities, particularly after the great Tokyo earthquake of 1923. She was instrumental in the construction of the Asoka Hospital in its aftermath. Through the establishment of the Buddhist Women’s Association, she sought to redefine the role of women in temple life. She also wrote numerous poems and gathas that expressed her deep appreciation of the Nembutsu teaching. The temple will also be observing June monthly memorial service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of June. The Salinas Buddhist Women’s Association is sponsoring these observances. The guest speaker is Rev. Z. Taniguchi. Please join us for this important service.

6. Hikari no Gakko will be in session June 13 to June 25, 2016. Please contact Robert Gatanaga for information.

7. Temple General Clean up, Sunday, June 26, 2016. This is the big temple clean up before the Obon Festival in July. Please bring gardening tools and cleaning supplies.

8. Lumpia Making day is on Sunday, June 26, 2016 starting at 9 AM, same time at the General Clean up.

In Gassho,

Buddhist Temple of Salinas

元サリナス仏教会の監督花山勝清先生が重病のため日本へ帰られました。お見舞いについては会長の記事を参照してください。心よりお見舞い申し上げます。したがって不二川先生が五月から三ヶ月、ワトソンビル仏教会を監督されます。

六月五日は婦人会の主催でフードセールです。午前十時開場から午後一時閉会です。皆さまのご支援よろしくお願いします。

次のお盆祭りの委員会は六月七日(火)午後七時です。

六月十二日(日)は祥月法要とともに九条武子夫人顕彰会です。武子夫人は当時の門主の妹で、関東大震災のとき活躍され、アソカ病院創立、仏教婦人会創立などに尽力されました。特招講師はアラメダから谷口先生が出講されます。

光の学校は六月十三日から二週間開校です。詳細は潟永ロバート氏へ連絡してください。

お盆前の大掃除は六月二十六日です。午前八時から始めますから道具持参でお願いします。また婦人会では午前九時よりルンピア作りをいたします。

Saturday
Apr302016

Temple News for May 2016

Temple News for May 2016

1. On April 3, 2016, Mr. Atsushi “Joe” Shido passed away peacefully. He was 85 years old. The memorial service was held on April 23, 2016 at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas. We offer our deepest condolences to the Shido Family.

2. On April 15, 2016, Mr. George Minoru Tanimura passed away peacefully at home. He was 100 years old. Funeral service was held on the Buddhist Temple of Salinas on April 24, 2016. We offer our deepest condolences to the Tanimura Family.  

3. As reported in the President’s message, Salinas will have a new resident minister, Rev. Yugo Fujita, later this year. We hope that he will arrive while Rev. Orai Fujikawa is in Salinas, so that they may visit the membership together.

4. For the next three months, Rev. Fujikawa has been assigned to look after Watsonville Buddhist Temple while Rev. Hanayama takes medical leave. We ask for your understanding, as Rev. Fujikawa will be very busy looking after two temples.  

5. The Buddhist Temple of Salinas will observe Gotan-E and May Shotsuki service on May 15, 2016 at 10 AM. 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.

6. Following the May 15 Gotan-E service, the temple will hold the annual “picnic” BBQ in the multipurpose hall. There will be games for the children and bingo for the adults. Please bring your family and visit with your friends.

7. Memorial Day Services will be held on May 30, 2016. Garden of Memories: 10 AM. Yamato Cemetery: 11 AM. Let us pay our respects to our family and friends who have passed away.

8. The Salinas Buddhist Women’s Association will hold their annual food sale on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Mark your calendars and be ready to buy lots of delicious Japanese food, vegetables, and pastries.

In Gassho,

Buddhist Temple of Salinas

 

お寺のニュース 2016年5月

去る4月3日(日)法友、志戸 厚氏が八十五才の生涯を終えられ、お浄土へ還られました。追悼会は4月23日に行われました。ご遺族にお悔やみ申し上げます。

4月15日には続いて谷村ジョージ實氏が100才で御往生されました。葬儀は24日午後1時より盛大に行われました。ご遺族にお悔やみ申し上げます。

5月15日(日)午前10時より、祥月法要並びに、宗祖聖人のご誕生をお祝いする降誕会をお勤めします。法要後、ピクニックが行われます。日本では5月に藤の花が咲きます、また大谷家の家紋が下がり藤ですから、この法要を藤祭りとも言います。なおピクニックにはBBQ、ゲーム,ビンゴなどもお楽しみください。

4月30日土曜は恒例のアジア祭りです。仏教会はとんこつチャーシューラーメンを販売します。労働奉仕ならびに前売り券を出来るだけよろしくお願いします。

5月30日(月)はメモリアルデー墓参りです。午前10時がメモリーガーデン、11時が大和墓地です。

6月5日は婦人会主催のフードセールです。お忘れなく。

追加ニュース ワトソンビルの花山師が三ヶ月の休暇中、不二川先生が兼務する。

次期駐在として、藤田裕豪師が日本から赴任予定ですが、時期は未定。

Thursday
Mar312016

Temple Tonkotsu Chashu Ramen Sale at Asian Festival, April 30, 2016

Thursday
Mar312016

9th Annual Asian Festival, April 30, 2016

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