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Welcome to the Oxnard Buddhist Temple (OBT) Website!

You will find information about our temple, its activities and organizations, and Jodo Shinshu Buddhism on our webpages.  If you are an OBT member, friend, or someone interested in Buddhism, please stop by our site frequently. We hope you find your visits enjoyable.
In Gassho, 

Bruce Arikawa,  


of the 

OBT Board of Directors

Obon 2015 is coming soon!
Our Obon Festival is scheduled for Saturday July 11, 1 - 9 pm. Mark your calendars. We will get in the mood on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on June 16 with our Bon Odori dance practices. They will start at 7:30 pm on June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, July 2, 7, and 9. 
There will be the usual great food, demonstrations, and exhibits at the festival. In addition, this year will be our second annual Cosplay Competition. Come dressed as your favorite character. Guess who Rev Nori was last year?
It takes a village, an entire Sangha in fact, to run an Obon. This is a Festival of Joy and when many hands are involved, joy for all is an achievable goal! So please clear your calendars so you have time to help, as well as join in the fun and celebration
Download the flyer on this page and send it to friends and family. Perhaps this is the year that friend of your joins us in Bon Odori!
Lastly, you have an opportunity to remember or honor a loved one with a tanzaku paper strip prominently displayed on the chochin (lantern) hanging above the Bon Odori dance area. If interested go to the Obon page for more information.
More information about our Obon Festival is at this link: Obon Tradition.

Dane Baylis is Our Minister's Assistant!
Dane F. Baylis, recently installed Minister's Assistant for the Oxnard Buddhist Temple, is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. He has lived in Oxnard and Camarillo since 1985. His wife, Michelle, spent most of her life in Ventura County.
Dane completed the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course recently and has agreed to continue his education and activities pursuing Tokudo in the Oxnard Buddhist Temple. He is involved with temple activities and the Dharma School. He studies the history and traditions across the spectrum of Buddhism and the Japanese language.
Recently retired from the Maintenance Department of the Ventura School District, he hopes to devote more time to Jodo Shinshu practice and the Oxnard Buddhist Temple.

Obon 2014 Photos are compliments of Justin Shudo

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Recent Announcements

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    Posted May 17, 2015, 10:15 PM by Steve Yoshinaga
  • Obon Photos are here! Look above Obon photos from Justin Shudo are on the OBT home page.
    Posted Aug 8, 2014, 2:03 PM by Steve Yoshinaga
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By Reverend Masanori Watanabe for our Sangha



Weekly meetings: Times may vary, visitors please call ahead.

Japanese Language School: 8:30 am Saturdays
Judo: 7 pm Tuesdays and Fridays
Togen Daiko: 8 am Sundays and 7 pm Wednesdays