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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 )
 
Spring Bazaar March 5 Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Thursday, 16 February 2017

 Come to our Spring Food Bazaar, an annual fundraiser in which we make and serve tasty Japanese food, including chicken teriyaki, curry rice, udon noodles, kurimanju Japanese pastries, baked goods and more. Check out our craft sale, featuring many handmade items. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

Note: We will have our regularly scheduled Sunday service from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. so come to service then have lunch!

 

 
India trip presentation Print E-mail
Written by Rev. Ken Yamada   
Thursday, 02 February 2017

 Rev. Ken will show pictures and give a presentation on his trip to India and Buddhist historical sites at the Feb. 12 Sunday/Shotsuki service, which starts at 10 a.m. Service will end early and the presentation will be held in the social hall on the wide screen TV.

 
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)

 

 

 

 
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