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Temple News for May 2019


1. Our longtime temple member and friend, Mrs. Noriko Yamashita, passed away on March 26, 2019, at home. She was 87 years old. A memorial service was held at the Buddhist Temple of Salinas on April 13, 2019. We offer our condolences to the Yamashita Family and Hagihara Family.




2. Calligraphy/craft class will be held on May 1 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. This class is being taught by Mrs. Mihoko Dreyer in the gym conference room on the first Wednesday of every month.




3. May is Asian American Heritage Month. The Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) and the Salinas Public Library are planning a VIP Reception on May 3, 2019, and a Panel Discussion of Asian American authors and artists on May 21, 2019. Mae Sakasegawa will discuss her book, “Issei Pioneers.” Larry Hirahara will be the moderator. There will also be an exhibition at the historic Harvey House. Please see the fliers on page 15 and 16 for more information. 


5月はアジアン・アメリカン遺産の月になっています。アジア文化体験(ACE – Asian Cultural Experience)とサリナス図書館がVIP レセプションを5月3日、2019年にプランしています。そして、5月21日には、アジアンーアメリカンの作家、アーテイストのパネル・ディスカッションがあります。メイ・さかせがわさんが彼女の本、「一世のパイオニア」について話をします。ラリー・平原さんが司会者です。15, 16 ページにあるチラシをご覧になって下さい、そしてラリー・平原さんにもコンタクトして詳しい内容をお聞きして下さい。


4. The Buddhist Churches of America have established a new service called BCA Connect which  will provide you news about upcoming events and educational resources available at BCA. To sign up, you can go to http://www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/connect/ and provide your email address, name and temple affiliation.


BCA (米国仏教団)は新しいサービス、BCA Connectを作成しました。この下のウェブサイトに行って登録したらBCA の今後のイベントとか教育リソース、そしてニュースを受ける事ができます。Email住所、名前,そしてお寺の所属が必要です。このサービスは英語のみです。http://www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/connect/ 


5. On May 5, 2019, 10 AM, the temple will be observing Gotan-E/May Shotsuki Service.  We would like to encourage everyone to attend the service, and to stay afterwards for the Annual Temple Picnic at the Temple. We will have activities for everyone. Let’s get together and enjoy the company of our friends.




6. The 2019 Memorial Day Services will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019. The service at the Garden of Memories will start at 10 a.m. The service at Yamato Cemetery will start at 11 a.m. 




7. Salinas BWA will be holding their annual Food Sale on June 2, 2019. Tickets are now available. Please see the flier on page 14 for details and mark your calendars.




In Gassho,
Buddhist Temple of Salinas