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Akemashite Omedetto Gozaimasu!  First of all I would like the thank Rev Watanabe, Yasuko Kujiraoka, the Board of Directors and the entire Sangha for their selfless cooperation and support of this temple.  This includes BCA, ministers and laypersons who have directly or indirectly supported us, thank you.  As you know this past year had its unique challenges but the Sangha bravely came together to meet it head on.  As we embark on a new year I request your continued spirited support and will do what I can to help communicate the message of the Buddha.  As we frequently recite during Sunday service under ‘Shin Buddhist Life Principles’, my goal for the New Year is to “Share the True Dharma with All.”   Former Monshu Koshin Ohtani, in his book ‘The Buddha’s Wish for the World,’ cites: “Your life is a gift wished into existence.”   May 2018 bring on a deepening awareness. 

In Gassho, 
Elwyn Kawate  

of the 

OBT Board of Directors
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New scholarship available from Tsugio and Betty Hiji!

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Monthly message from our Reverend Watanabe

Seven Kinds of Dana by Compassionate Heart and Actions
                                                                                                        Rev. Masanori Watanabe

It is still cold, but it is getting warmer little by little. This month, we have our Chicken Teriyaki
Dinner Fundraiser. We appreciate your help and support with this delicious fundraiser. Thanks to each of you for your contributions, we can also commemorate the 90th anniversary of our temple this year. I am very happy about this from the bottom of my heart. March’s Shotsuki is on March 2ndat 10:00 am. March’s special service is Spring Ohigan. Our guest speaker for that service is Rev. Candice Shibata, from the Buddhist Church of Florin. There are many female Jodo Shinshu Buddhist ministers in Japan and also in America, and they are often popular with the Sangha. Rev. Shibata is one of them and she is also my personal friend. Rev. Shibata is a light of hope in the Buddhist Churches of America. The Spring Ohigan service is on March 24that 10:30 am. Before the service, at 8:30, we welcome you to gather in the Social Hall for hot coffee or tea, and a light breakfast. Rev. Shibata will give a short lecture (Q & A) in the Social Hall from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Shibata-sensei will then answer questions from the Sangha. I look forward to seeing you at these services.
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  • Tsugio & Betty Hiji Scholarship Hello Folks!   In memory of Tsugio and Betty Hiji, their family has offered a generous scholarship to help young people with college. Thank you very much Hiji family! If you ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2019, 6:48 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