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President's Corner

Yasuko Kujiraoka
is the President of the OBT Board of Directors.

February 2017

Greetings all,

At the end of February, I will be attending the annual National Council Meeting in San Jose, CA. The Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) is our parent organization and all of the member temples, nationwide, will meet to discuss the annual BCA budget, its policies, and to learn about new things from other temples and ministers. I hope to bring back different ideas and news for OBT.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.  

Time flies by so quickly, but seeing my children grow up, reminds me that the OBT is growing "up" too. OBT's 88-year history is due to your involvement and support. Thank you!  

with palms together in Gassho,

January 2017

Greetings all,

Happy Year of the Rooster! It reminds me to wake up to Amida's call to live life fully with gratitude. I appreciate how so many people have supported the temple and me. Thank you!  In reflection, December's Mochi-Tsuki was fun too, as the temple offered a new item, peanut butter mochi...yum!  A Big "Thank You" goes to the BWA ladies for the delicious mochi lunch--really yummy! In January, please consider dining and socializing with family and friends at the 3rd annual Crab Feast, entertainment and raffles are planned. At the end of January, a Memorial service for the late Rev. Masami Fujitani will be held at the temple on Sunday, January 29th at 2pm. I remember Rev. Fujitani from my childhood and remember how much a scholar he was. Rev. Fujitani shared his knowledge with Oxnard and the BCA and I was influenced by him in my youth. OBT is here because of you (everyone) and OBT is here for you (everyone). 

Please help me welcome in 2017 in with Rev. Nori at the New Years' Day service. 
Until I see you again, I place my palms together in Gassho,