Announcements for February 2020

Hoshi Matsuri & Mame-maki Service - The Hoshi Matsuri & Mame Maki Ritual Service will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Personalized individual Hoshi Matsuri talismans will be distributed at this service as well as the traditional packets of toasted soy beans.  2020 is the year of the rat, so those individuals born under this sign will have the honor of throwing the beans (we use peanuts in their shell) at the oni (graciously played by Temple member Bill Taylor).

Evening Meditation Session - The February session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary. 

Pancake Breakfast - The Temple will hold its Winter Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The price is still $6.00 per adult plate, $4.00 for children.  The Temple will also be selling its delicious pies (apple, apple-blueberry, and lemon meringue) and the Fujinkai’s chirashi-zushi and spam musubi.  Cabinet President Frances Nakashoji donated a beautiful valentines gift basket that will be raffled at this fundraiser.

Special Prayer (Gokito) Service - The Daikoku-ten special prayer service for Prosperity is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2020, starting at 1:30 p.m.  The registration fee is $20.00/person for members and $25.00/person for nonmembers.  Click on the links to view the service flyer and registration form (Word or pdf).  Those who register will have a special prayer performed by our minister and will receive a personalized talisman (omamori).  In order to create the personalized omamori, please submit your service application form to the Temple by Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

New Pictures! - New pictures of the current Cabinet and Fujinkai Officers have been added.

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 Calendar has been updated as of 2/11/20.

January 2020 Newsletter - The January 2020 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf document

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.

Parking Restrictions Around the Temple - The City of Sacramento is enforcing parking restrictions in the area around the Temple.  This will impact any Temple activities during the week and on weekends.  The owner of the CalFire lot across the street is graciously allowing Temple members and guests to park in the CalFire lot and alley spaces on the weekends and after business hours (after 5:00 pm).  More information with a grid map is available at the City of Sacramento website: