After we shared a wonderful meal of sashimi, chirashi rice, chow mein, and of course birthday cake, a brief Obon meeting was held.  This year’s Obon celebration will be held July 28, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Santa Maria. Requests for volunteers and donations of any Japanese items for a “White Elephant” […]

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Buddhism is the teaching of life And its flow in a world of Meaningful change. Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka When our children take their very first step alone, our hearts are filled with joy and sorrow. When they lift their foot to step, the parents are ready to catch their little one. The moment the […]

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Agemashite Omodeto Gozaimasu I am writing this article in a place where the air is crisp and there is a chill in the air. A slight breeze is starting but with a warm pair of gloves and scarf, it is tolerable. I have not spent winter in Colorado for at least 14 years. I have […]

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Today I choose to live with gratitude For the love that fills my heart, the peace That rest within my spirit and the voice Of hope that says all things are possible. ~Anonymous Is it November already? Time sure flies when having fun! It is the beginning of the season of festivities that include family, […]

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