Several cultural groups use the facilities at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple.

Fuji Japanese Music: Fuji Japanese Music is a California-based Kabuki Style music troupe. We invite you to join us in learning about the unique rhythm and melody of traditional Japanese music. Our music is created by the shamisen string instrument, voice, hand drums, and different types of percussion that interact with each other in a very unique way. Join us as we explore the secrets of this beautiful musical style that has been part of Japanese tradition for centuries!

- Classes normally meet on the first three Fridays of each month from 12 noon to 2 pm in the classrooms.

More information about the classes can be found at Please contact Kimisen Katada at: or call for more information. Phone: (805) 620-7287

Judo Classes: Judo (柔道 jūdō), meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art, that originated inJapan in the late nineteenth century. Judo is an art, a discipline, a recreational and social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense, and a way of life. Judo develops self-discipline and respect for oneself and others.

As a sport that has evolved from a fighting art, it develops complete body control, fine balance, and a sharp reacting mind that is well-coordinated with the body.

Judo classes at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple have been carefully designed for all interests. Expert instructors combine traditional Japanese martial arts techniques with modern teaching methods to ensure a fun and safe learning environment.

Phone: (805) 382-1199 -- Classes normally meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 to 8:30pm in the Social Hall ($30/month)

More information about the Judo classes can be found at, or to learn more about what judo is see Neil Ohlenkamp, Judo Head Instructor

Bonsai: Bonsai (盆栽) (lit. tray cultivation) is the art of growing trees, or woody plants shaped as trees, in containers. Bonsai is a unique living art form enjoyed and practiced by diverse cultures, utilizing the lessons of nature to improve the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of mankind and our relationship to our environment.

The Bonsai Club meets every fourth Saturday of each month at 7 pm in one of the OBT Dharma School classrooms.