Services for March 2019
March 24, 2019 – Family Service 10 A.M.
Rev. Dr. Ronald Nakasone will officiate this service.
He will give a Dharma message on Mahāpajāpatī Gautamī. She was the step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women. In this endeavor, she is thought to be the first “woman protestor”.
March 31, 2019 – Family Service 10 A.M.
Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto will officiate this service.
Rev. Fujimoto is our Supervising Minister.
Services for April 2019
April 7, 2019 – Shotsuki Hoyo & Hanamatsuri 10 A.M.
At this monthly memorial service, we will honor those loved ones who passed away in the month of April.
Hanamatsuri is the celebration of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the person who became the Buddha, the Awakened One.
The Buddhist Women’s Association will be hosting Otoki lunch.
April birthdays will be celebrated.
April 14, 2019 – Family Service 10 A.M.
Mr. Koichi Mizushima will conduct the service.
Mr. Mizushima is a Minister’s Assistant at the Sacramento Betsuin and Is the Youth Coordinator for the Buddhist Churches of America.
April 21, 2019 – Family Service 10 A.M.
Landon Yamaoka will be the guest speaker.
Landon grew up in Palo Alto and studied at the University of Arizona. He has worked in prevention, leadership, and mental health services. He organized the TechnoBuddha Conference. He’ll share his experiences with us.
Kathy Velasco, Minister’s Assistant will conduct the service.
April 28, 2019 – Family Service 10 A.M.
(Details of the service were not finalized by the printing deadline. Watch for email.)
On Saturday, April 6, at 12:30 noon, please come to the Hondo to help decorate the Hanamido for Hanamatsuri. There will be hundreds of flowers that will be put on the Hanamido to simulate the flowers that burst into bloom when Siddhartha Gautama was born.
Please bring flowers from your yard if you have any.
Everyone is welcome to join in!
Pizza will be provided for lunch.