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。


Temple News for September 2015

Temple News for September

 1.     The temple extends our deepest condolences to the Kawahira family on the passing of Mrs. Misao Kawahira on August 26, 2015 at the age of 90. Funeral date will be announced via the temple telephone message system, and will also be on the temple website calendar.

2.     The temple has been working on a Men’s Toban list, similar to how the BWA operates, so that everyone can share the work at temple events. The toban list will be listed below.


Upcoming Major Events

 1.     Sunday, September 13, 2015. Autumn Ohigan and September Shotsuki Service and Grandparents day observance. This will also be Dharma School Registration day.

2.     Sunday, September 20, 2015. BWA will be holding a luncheon for temple Seniors. Please see the BWA article for details.

3.     Sunday, September 27, 2015. Temple Tri Tip Fundraiser. Please do your best to sell tickets to your friends and family members to support the temple.


The temple would like to thank the following companies for donations of flowers for the Kayo Club Flower booth at the Salinas Obon Festival: Bay Breeze, Central Coast Greenhouse, Green Valley Floral, Kuramura Nursery. Tashiro Nursery, & Yamashita Flower Farm. Thank you to Pacific Pride for allowing use of their packing house for making the bouquets. Thank you also to Matsui Nursery and Altman Plants for orchid and plant donations.










Furutani Memorial Lecture Series


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. 


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