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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. 

Gassho, 

Elwyn            
                                                                                         
In Gassho, 
Elwyn Kawate  
President 

of the 

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


Mochi Time Again!

DEADLINE DATE FOR MOCHI ORDER IS: MONDAYNOVEMBER 19, 2018

PICK-UP DATE: FOR MOCHI ORDER IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

Look for the form in Announcements



December Image and message from our Reverend Watanabe

It is difficult to encounter a time when a Tathagata appears in the world,

And difficult to hear the teaching of the Buddhas

Rev. Masanori Watanabe

 

    2018 is almost done and we will welcome 2019 soon.  I truly appreciate your participation and support for the temple’s annual events, such as the Chicken Teriyaki Dinner, Strawbe

rry Festival, and Obon.  We will have Mochitsuki on December 9 and your help there will be appreciated very much. The December Shotsuki Service will be held on December 1stat 10:00 am.  There are the Bodhi Day Service at 10:00 am and Oseibo Taikai after the service on Sunday, December 2nd. Joya-e (New Year’s Eve Service) is on December 31stat 7:00 pm and New Year’s Day is January 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am.  I look forward to seeing you at these services and events.

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


UPCOMING EVENTS




OXNARD BUDDHIST TEMPLE CALENDAR:  View Full Calendar


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