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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.

Mochi Time Again!



Look for the form in Announcements

Another New Image and message from our Reverend Watanabe

10-21-18 Eshinni and Kakushinni Memorial Service


Hello everyone!

Thank you very much for attending today’s very special service.

I am very honored to conduct the service for the OBT Buddhist Women’s Association.

As I always say, the BWA is the backbone of a temple.

I am happy to express my appreciation to the BWA through this service for their tireless work and endless support.


I would like to deliver my Dharma message with a reading of a passage, so please join me Gassho,


Although I never told your father about the dream in which I saw him as an incarnation of Kannon Bodhisattva. Since then I never regarded him as just an ordinary person and continued to serve him. I hope that you too will appreciate him in the same way. Thus, regardless of how he died, I firmly believe that there is no doubt about his birth in the Pure Land. And I understand also that our son, Masukata was at the bedside of father as he passed. Even though they are bound karmically 

Recent Announcements

  • Mochi Ordering Time! You know the drill! If not, read the instructions for ordering on the order form.DEADLINE DATE FOR MOCHI ORDER IS: MONDAYNOVEMBER 19, 2018PICK-UP DATE  FOR MOCHI ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 8:23 PM by Steve Yoshinaga
  • Concert at OBT - "Back in the Day" Concert at OBT - "Back in the Day" - featuring the Grateful Crane EnsembleMark Your Calendar: Saturday, November 3rd starting at 2pm. A special concert treat for Nikkei caregivers and seniors ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:30 PM by Steve Yoshinaga
  • New Altar The Oxnard Buddhist Temple has a wonderful new altar in the social hall.The installation was realized thanks to six years of great effort by Mr. Bruce Arikawa. Dr. Victor ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 10:47 AM by Steve Yoshinaga
  • Minister's Message Updated Your gracious Sensei Watanabe has updated his message page again in June. He has included his two addresses during his Memorial Day Services. Please follow this link to view the ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 9:09 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