Announcements for March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS - Due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Northern California Koyasan Temple has cancelled its activities from March through June

2nd Annual Koyasan Hokubei Sokanbu Gathering POSTPONED - Due to the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and an overabundance of concern for the health of all our members and friends, the second annual gathering, originally scheduled at our Temple for Sunday, March 15, 2020, has been postponed.  We are working with the Los Angeles Koyasan Betsuin and Sokanbu ministers to reschedule this event for later this summer.  The exact date has yet to be determined as we are continuing to monitor the situation.  The new date and times will be posted as soon as they are finalized. 

San Jose Daishiko Service - The March 2020 San Jose Daishiko service has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict.  The next service will be in May 2020.

Evening Meditation Session CANCELLED - The March session scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020, has been cancelled. 

March Goeika Practice - The normally scheduled Goeika practice for Saturday, March 14, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

Spring Higan Service CLOSED SERVICE - The Spring Higan Service scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020, will be a closed service (not open to the public).  Rev. Mimatsu will perform the memorial blessings for those who passed away in the month of March and the memorial cards will then be mailed to the families.

Taiko Classes Suspended - The Taiko Board has SUSPENDED all remaining Taiko Classes through the end of March.  The Board will review the status of the outbreak at that time to determine if classes can resume in April.  This is to ensure the safety and health of all the students and parents.  Any updates will be posted on this website.

Taiko Performance - Matsuyama Elementary School Cherry Blossom Festival, performance has been POSTPONED until Friday, May 8, 2020, 7680 Windbridge Dr., Sacramento, CA  95831.  The performance starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Special Prayer (Gokito) Service CANCELLED - The Enmei Jizo-bosatsu special prayer service for seniors long life, career/vocational enhancement, and safe pregnancy/birth of children scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020 has been cancelled.

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

New Pictures! - New pictures of the Dai Koku-ten Special Prayer Service held on February 23, 2020.

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 3/29/20.

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.

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: