Announcements for November 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 November.  Should the pandemic still be spreading beyond November future activities may be suspended as well.

Monthly Daishiku Service - The monthly Daishiku Service will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020, starting at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Email messages will be sent to members and friends.

Shichi-Go-San and Children’s Blessing Service - Shichi-Go-San is a special annual service that prays for the healthy growth and long life of boys aged 3 and 5 and girls aged 3 and 7.  The Children’s Blessing Service prays for the health and well being of all children.  The Sho-Kannon Shichi-Go-San Special Prayer Service and Children’s Blessing Service are scheduled for Sunday, November 22, 2020, starting at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Email messages will be sent to members and friends. The registration cost is $35.00 per childYou can submit the names of the children by email directly to the Temple.  Service application forms are also available on the website but are not required.  Click on the link to download a fillable Word document of the Shichi-Go-San registration form or Children’s Blessing registration form.  Click on the link to view the service flyer.

Revised Newsletter Publication Schedule - Due to the restrictions imposed on social gatherings, the Temple is complying with all recommended health guidelines.  Therefore, the Cabinet has decided to publish it Newsletter on a quarterly basis until we can get back to our regular schedule of fundraising events.  The next issue will be published in December 2020.  

September 2020 Newsletter - The September 2020 Newsletter is 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

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.