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Summer Obon dance July 8 Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Our annual summer Obon dance will be held on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. This event is held together with Berkeley Buddhist Temple and we alternate locations, so this year BBT will host at 2121 Channing Way in downtown Berkeley. All practices will be held there as well, beginning June 20, 7:30 p.m. then every Tuesday and Thursday, except for July 4, until the Obon dance is held. Please join us for this annual tradition. No experience necessary! If you plan to dance on Obon night, please arrive by 6 p.m.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 June 2017 )
Speaker on Islam May 7 Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017

At our Sunday service May 7, 10 a.m. we will have a special guest speaker, Mr. Rami Elkinawy, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations talking about Islam. The challenges and misuderstanding faced by the Muslim community mirrors many of the problems faced by the Japanese American and Buddhist communities around World War II. Everyone welcome to attend. No charge.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 April 2017 )
Year End and New Year services Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Wednesday, 21 December 2016

 Come end the year with quiet reflection at our year end service, held Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Afterwards join us for refreshments in the social hall. On New Year's Day at 11 a.m., we hold a special service to start the year with a fresh open mind. Refreshments will be served after service. Come join us! (Please note, the temple will only be open from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today)




Mochi-tsuki rice cakes Dec 11 Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Friday, 02 December 2016

Our annual mochi-tsuki rice cake making fundraiser will be held Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We steam rice, knead, pound and shape by hand the old fashion way. Please submit your orders ahead of time to ensure your mochi.

Order forms are available through this link (please cut and paste into your browser):

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 December 2016 )
Japan earthquake/tsunami relief donations Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Sunday, 20 March 2011

Many people have asked how they can donate to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Our Higashi Honganji denomination has many temples in Japan. In the area of Japan hit by the recent calamity, there are approximately one hundred Higashi Honganji temples. A full assessment of the damage is not yet available, but preliminary reports indicate heavy damage or destruction. Our Higashi Honganji headquarters in Kyoto has started a fund to help these temples. More information will be made available shortly. If you would like to donate to this fund, you may send a check to our temple payable to "Higashi Honganji North America District" and indicate the check is for tsunami relief. Funds collected will be sent to Japan. Thank you for your concern and support.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 March 2011 )