Announcements for July 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS - Due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Northern California Koyasan Temple has suspended all its in-house activities through July.  Should the pandemic still be spreading beyond July future activities may be suspended as well.

Obon Service and Application Form - As current health directives prevent us from holding the annual Obon Memorial service and obon odori at the Temple this year, the service will be streamed online via Zoom.  Families can still submit their 2020 Obon Application Form, which is a fillable Word document that you can fill out on your computer and either print it out and mail it to the Temple or save the document on your computer and email the completed form to the Temple.  Click on the link above to access the form.

July 2020 Newsletter - The July 2020 Newsletter is now available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf version.

English Shingon Buddhism Book Online - The red Shingon Buddhism book, in English, is now available on line to view.  It is located under the BUDDHISM link in the master listing above.  However, click on the link to go directly to the book: N. C. Shingon Buddhism Book

Online Aoba Matsuri Service - The June 14, 2020 Aoba Matsuri Service was recorded and can be viewed online via Zoom at your convenience. The following is the link to view the service:

The above link will be available for 30 days from the date of the this service.

Additional Thank You! - An additional mention of gratitude go out to Dave and Kaori Sakauye who helped put out the very first Zoom Service in April.  Without their help, that first online streaming of a service would not have happened.  After that session, Chris Sunahara added his skills on setting up Zoom meetings by additional a slide deck to go along with the service so people could see the sutra chanting onscreen to they would recite along with Rev. Mimatsu.  Thank also go to Bill Taylor who helped set up the ability for people to donate online via PayPal or Venmo.  Our heartfelt gratitude to all for helping us set up this new way of doing business at the church.

While we miss seeing everyone at our various services and events, our foremost concern is for the health and safety of all.  Please stay safe and stay home.

2020 Calendars Online - The Temple’s 2020 Calendar (pdf of the legal size pdf of the entire year and by month) and 2020 Lunar Calendar are available on the Temple’s website: Calendar  Click on the 2020 links to view either the schedule/month or lunar calendar.  The Temple’s 2020 pdf Calendar has been updated as of 6/27/20.

Trying to find a form?  Most Temple event forms are available under the “Calendar” link above.  Go to the current year and then the month the event will be happening.  The forms are now available in a fillable Word format as well as pdf.  Links to the forms are there by the date of the event. Links are disabled after the event has passed.  Membership forms are under the “Membership” link above.