Saturday
Aug082015

August News

Temple News August 2015

  1. Thank you to all temple members and friends for helping at the 2015 Obon Festival on July 26! Your tremendous support made this event possible. Thank you very much.
  2. Our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Martha Wakayama, who passed away on July 24, 2015. Funeral service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas on August 1, 2015 at 2 PM.
  3. On August 9, 2015, the temple will have a special Rennyo Shonin Memorial Service in conjunction with the August Shotsuki Family service. Guest Speaker is Reverend Professor Toshikawasu  Arai, from Japan. Directly following the service, the temple will have box lunch luncheon. The event will be funded by the Furutani Memorial Fund, established in memory of temple member Shoichi Furutani (3/31/1947-6/6/1977.) Proceeds from the service will be donated to the BCA Zaidan Fund, which supports training of new BCA ministers. 

 

Saturday
Jul182015

Buddhist Temple of Salinas Obon Festival, Sunday July 26, 2015

Saturday
Jul182015

July news

Temple News July 2015

1.     Congratulations to Kaylin Megumi Gilbert, daughter of Nancy Gilbert, granddaughter of Hisako Dairokuno, for being selected by the BCA Youth Exchange Selection Committee as one of the 15 delegates representing the Buddhist Churches of America on a summer trip to Japan. The group will depart for Japan on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and return on July 23, 2015. We hope she has a wonderful trip!

2.     On July 12, 2015 (Sunday), 9 AM, there will be Obon Service at Garden of Memories. At 10 AM, there will be Obon Service at Yamato Cemetery. At 11 AM, there will be Obon service and July Shotsuki Family Service at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas.  The Guest Speaker is Rev. Brian Nagata of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai of Berkeley.

3.     Obon Booth Construction begins Monday, July 20, 2015.  Full details will be on the Obon Work Schedule. Please come to help.

4.     Obon Food preparation begins Friday, July 24, and continues up to Obon Sunday. Any and all help is appreciated. If you have family members or friends who can come out to help, please encourage them to come. We need as many hands as possible.

5.     Obon Festival, July 26, 2015. This is our most important fundraiser of the year, and opportunity to open the temple to our community. Please ask all your friends to attend.

Upcoming Event

On August 9, 2015, the temple will have a special Rennyo Shonin Memorial Service in conjunction with the August Shotsuki Family service. Guest Speaker is Reverend Professor Toshikawasu  Arai, from Japan. Directly following the service, the temple will have box lunch luncheon, followed by lecture in English and Japanese by Rev. Professor Arai. The event will be funded by the Furutani Memorial Fund, established in memory of temple member Shoichi Furutani (3/31/1947-6/6/1977.) Proceeds from the service will be donated to the BCA Zaidan Fund, which supports training of new BCA ministers. More details will follow, but please save the date and plan to attend this special event.

お寺のニュース

7月12日(日)は初盆及び祥月法要です。朝9時からメモリガーデン、10時から大和墓地で墓参りをして、法要は11時からです。仏教伝道協会の永田ブライアン先生をお迎えしています。

7月20日(月)からいよいよお盆祭りの準備です。舞台櫓やブースの建設が始まります。皆さまのご奉仕をよろしく御願いします。

お盆の食品の準備は24日金曜から日曜まで大忙しです。たくさんの援助を御願いします。日曜日は特に忙しい日です。お友達を誘って御出で下さい。

8月9日(日)は蓮如忌、祥月法要です。講師は大阪の相愛大学教授、新井俊一先生です。法要は10時から、日英両語の法話を頂きます。おときのあとで午後1時より、古谷氏基金による一般公開の特別講演をしていただきます。仏教に興味のある若い人々や友人をお誘い下さい。

Saturday
Jul182015

June news

June 2015 Temple News

 1.     The Buddhist Temple of Salinas expresses their condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Tsutomu Dairokuno on the loss of their son Richard Yukio Dairokuno on April 26, 2015. Funeral service was held at the temple on May 2, 2015.

2.     BCA Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. The Buddhist Churches of America is collecting donations for Nepal. If you would like to donate to the relief efforts, checks can be made to Buddhist Temple of Salinas, with a note that it is for Nepal Earthquake Relief, and the temple will forward the funds to BCA. BCA will also accept direct donations on their website http://buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/disaster-relief/

3.     BWA Food Sale, June 7, 2015. The Salinas Buddhist Womens’ Association will be holding their annual food Sale on July 7, 2015. Order pick up time is from 12-4 PM. Help from temple members will be appreciated on Friday night for chicken cleaning, and for Sunday morning food preparation.

4.     Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial (Kisaragiki) and June Shotsuki service, sponsored by the Salinas BWA June 14, 2015 (Sunday) 10 AM.  Guest speaker is Rev. K. Kusunoki from Lodi Buddhist Temple. Please join us for this important service.

5.     Obon dance practice. Obon dance practice begins on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday thru July 16, 2015. Dance practice is open to anyone interested in dancing at the Salinas Obon Festival. If you have any interest at all in participating in this tradition, please do not hesitate to attend. Dance practice is from 7 PM-8:30 PM.

6.     Temple Clean up, June 28, 2015, Sunday, 8 AM. This is our major clean up for the July Obon Festival. Please bring a hat, gloves, and gardening tools, and help make our temple beautiful!

7.     BWA Lumpia making, June 28, 2015, Sunday 8 AM. While garden work is taking place, the temple ladies will be preparing lumpia starting at 8 AM.

お寺のニュース 6月号

大六野勉家ご一同さまには、四月二六日息子様リチャード幸男様のご逝去に当たりお悔やみ申し上げます。

ネパール地震救援金のご寄付して下さる方はお寺またはBCA宛に小切手を御願いします。

婦人会主催のフードセールは6月7日(日)正午より4時です。労働奉仕して下さる方は金曜夜、チキンの準備、また日曜日早朝御願いします。

6月14日(日)は祥月法要並びに九条武子夫人、恵信尼顕彰のお参りです。講師はローダイ仏教会より、楠先生を招待しています。

盆踊り稽古が6月23日(火曜)夕7時より始まります。7月16日まで火曜と木曜日の週二回行います。体と頭の運動のためご参加下さい。

6月28日(日)朝8時より大掃除です。お盆前にお寺を綺麗にしましょう。それぞれ清掃道具を持参の上御願いします。婦人会では朝からルンピアを造りますのでご奉仕御願いします。

 

Sunday
May102015

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.

お寺のニュース5月号

浄土真宗の開祖、親鸞聖人のご誕生をお祝いする降誕会を5月17日にお勤めします。仏教の歴史の中で、聖人の生涯と教えはとても意義深いものがあります。何故ならその念仏の教えが、すべての人々に差別無く親しみやすいものとなりました。

このお参りは藤祭りとも呼ばれ、藤の花は下方に向いて咲き、慎み深い謙遜の功徳を表しています。祥月法要と一緒にお勤めします。その後で今年は仏教会ジムでピクニックを挙行します。バーべキュウーをお楽しみ下さい。子供たちのゲーム、またビンゴも行います。

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。

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