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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
Please click here to visit the "President's Corner" for more from President Kawate.

BCA Youth Retreat in Denver

Aug 2-4, 2019

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Monthly message from our Reverend Watanabe

Hard Is The Rock, Soft The Water 

Rev. Masanori Watanabe

Our Obon Festival is right around the corner in July. Every year, I look forward to dancing with everyone at the festival. The Obon dance practice begins in June. Let’s dance together! This month, there is a special service for Rennyo Shonin and Father’s Day on June 2 at 10:00. Our Dharma School Awards Ceremony also takes place in the June 2ndservice. We look forward to seeing you there.
I respect Rennyo Shonin very much. I am happy we have his portrait in the Naijin now.
Some of you may not know much about his significance in our Buddhist tradition, Jodo Shinshu’s history. In the Heian period (AD 794-1185), aristocrats dominated Buddha’s teachings, thus common Japanese people did not know much about Buddhism. However, thanks to many great monks in the Kamakura period (AD 1185-1333) such as Honen and Shinran, Buddhism spread amongst the common people.
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Obon is Coming Soon!

Saturday, July 13th

Bon Odori Dance Practices 

7:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays June 18, 20, 25 & 27

July 2, 9, & 11

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Recent Announcements

  • BCA Youth Retreat Aug 2-4 The BCA Center for Buddhist Education is hosting a mini youth retreat at the Denver Buddhist Temple, located at 1947 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202. The retreat will begin on ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 7:33 PM by Steve Yoshinaga
  • Obon Coming Soon-July 13 Come to the Bon Odori Dance practices starting June 18. 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 18, 20, 25, and 27, July 2, 9 and 11. Send the attached ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 7:55 AM 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