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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

2015 Obon Festival!
Our Obon Festival was great fun. The food was great, the games fun, the Cosplay characters awesome, the demonstrations engaging, and of course the Bon Odori dancing was wonderful. 
Thanks to all the Sangha who helped put on this fabulous community event. It does take a Sangha to run an Obon Festival. In fact, it takes a Sangha and many of their friends and family to run one. The hidden joy comes with the knowledge that we all were appreciated by the attendees. We also had the opportunity to work with each other and to get to know each other better. This is an added plus.
Obon is an opportunity to pay our respect to our ancestors. But Obon is also a time where we can see the many, many people who hold this temple together. They were in action last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand. It was much appreciated and everyone's help resulted in a great event that was written up in the Ventura County Star newspaper
More importantly, Sensei Nori gave it a thumbs up!
Please check out the excellent photo slide show below, a courtesy of Justin Shudo.

New! Obon 2015 Photos are compliments of Justin Shudo

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Japanese Message Page (日本語での案内)
 この度、日本語による案内のページを開設いたしました。 ここから、OBT仏教会の情報を日本語でどんどん発信していきたいと思っております。日本語による法話も載せていくつもりです。お寺になかなか来られない方もどうぞこちらをご覧ください。ここをクリックしていただくと私のメッセージをご覧になれます。 合掌 渡辺正憲

Recent Announcements

  • Golf Gathering IV Sunday October 11, 2015 will be our Fourth Annual Golf Gathering! Please come to the fun event.It will be at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course in Thousand Oaks ...
    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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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