BWA Food Sale, Sunday June 2, 2013

The Salinas Buddhist Womens Association is holding their annual Food Sale this Sunday, June 2, 2013. Pick up time is from 10 AM to 1 PM.



Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial (Kisaragiki) & June Shotsuki Service (sponsored by Salinas Buddhist Women's Association)

June 17, 2012, 10 AM

Guest speaker Rev. Zuikei Taniguchi of Alameda Buddhist Temple

Lady Takeko Kujo, 九条武子夫人, (1887-1928) was the founder of the Buddhist Women’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 June monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of June.


Salinas BWA Food Sale, June 3, 2012

This is an opportunity to enjoy great Japanese Food while also supporting the temple ladies who work so hard for the temple and the community. Please place your orders and then come out on June 3 to buy fresh vegetables and flowers while picking up your order!


Salinas Buddhist Womens Association 2012 Board of Directors & Cabinet

President-Yasuyo Kikuchi

Vice President, English-Irene Yonemitsu

Vice President, Japanese-Kiyoko Uchida

Treasurer-June Aoki

Assistant treasurer-Kay Morishita

Recording Secretary, English-Carol Cisneros

Recording Secretary, Japanese-Kahori Kuramura

Corresponding Secretary, English-Yoshiko Shioya

Corresponding Secretary, Japanese-Mitsuko Hagihara

Auditors-Fumiko Yonemitsu, Keiko Yoshikawa

Religious Chair-Makiko Kurano

Historian, English-Tamiko Oishi

Historian, Japanese-Kayoko Kyutoku

Immediate Past President-Yasuyo Kikuchi

Board members-Fumie Gallup, Tomiko Kamimura, Kazue Kuramura, Yoshiko Kuramura, Fukiko Nishio, Fumiko Onitsuka, Noriko Uchida

Advisors-Shinobu Gatanaga, Mieko Keating, Sachi Tanimura

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