Let us cease from wrath, and refrain from angry looks. Nor let us be resentful when others differ from us. For all beings have hearts, and each heart has its own learning. Their right is our wrong, and our right is their wrong. We are not unquestionably sages, nor are they questionably fools. We are […]

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Guadalupe Buddhist Church welcomes the public to the annual Japanese Obon Festival. Members of the church hold the event to express gratitude and honor to their ancestors who first initiated the observance and pay respects to those who passed during the year. Attendees will have a chance to taste authentic Japanese cuisine, listen to taiko […]

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The weeks leading up to the 2017 Obon Festival, the offers to volunteer kept pouring in. The Guadalupe Buddhist temple would like to send out heartfelt THANK YOU to all of this years volunteers. We could not have done it without you. The long hours, the attention to detail and the commitment to help. THANK […]

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Did you have a chance to read the article in the Santa Maria Sun times today? Well here it is. We are humbled to read that we made the local section of the online paper. Below is a cut and paste from the article and some of the photos by Frank Cowen.   Every year, […]

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Life keeps moving and so do we, into an unknown future, one step at a time. ~Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka Another Obon is just around the corner and the machine is at work overtime. There is a new technology being tried and it is called a Go Fund Me page. The expense of putting on […]

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