Announcements for January 2019

Parking Restrictions Around the Temple - The City of Sacramento is enforcing parking restrictions in the area around the Temple.  Sundays and holidays are still exempt, but this will impact any Temple activities during the week and on Saturdays.  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:

New Year’s Day Shusho-e Service - The Temple’s New Year’s Day Shusho-e Service will be held on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  The Temple will hold only one service, starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be no afternoon service.

San Jose Daishiko Service - The San Jose Daishiko service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, starting at 12:00 noon at the Miyahara residence. 

Hatsu Daishiku Service & Ozoni/Bingo - The Hatsu Daishiku service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, starting at 1:30 p.m.  Because it is the New Year, ozoni will be served after the service.  This will be followed by Bingo and White Elephant gifts as prizes.  We ask that you donate a wrapped White Elephant gift.  The White Elephant gifts should be small and valued at no more than $20.  Need to regift something?  Here’s a chance for that!

New Year Omamori - The Temple will also be selling omamori (lucky amulets) at the New Year’s Day and Hoshi Matsuri & Mame-maki services.  Click on the link to view the Omamori price sheet.

Evening Meditation Session - The January session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary.

Hoshi Matsuri & Mame-maki Service - The Hoshi Matsuri & Mame Maki Ritual Service will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Personalized individual Hoshi Matsuri talismans will be distributed at this service.  If you have not submitted your application, click on the links to download a pdf of the invitation and Hoshi Matsuri application formApplications were due January 24, 2019, so your talisman can be prepared prior to the service.

We’re on Facebook! - The Temple is now on Facebook!  (  Please check it out.  We’re posting upcoming events as well as pictures.

New Pictures! - New pictures have been added to the website, so the following pages have the most recent photos:

Visiting Ministers and Special Goma Service Ritual

2018 Mochitsuki

January 2019 Newsletter - The January 2019 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf file

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

New Ojuzu - Some new bracelet ojuzu are now available.  Similar to the other bracelet types but without the tassel.  The large bead contains a gold picture of Kobo Daishi.  Click on the link to view the different types available.