The Guadalupe Buddhist Church 2019 Obon Festival HIGHLIGHTS from the 2018 Obon Festival CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE 2018 HIGHLIGHTS The Obon Festival is an annual Buddhist observance held to honor one’s ancestors. During Obon we share our gratitude and show our appreciation to our  ancestors for their dedication in guiding our lives in […]

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The most powerful way to change The world is to live our lives in Front of our children the way We would like the world to be. ~Graham R. White In the 1950s a mother’s “job” was centered in the home. They were the cooks, house cleaners, babysitters, or caregivers among other occupations that was […]

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Under the guidance of Shinran Shonin’s teachings, We will strive to receive Amida Buddha’s aspiration That all beings will live a life of true happiness, and Follow the path together to realize a society in which Everyone is able to live a life of spiritual fulfillment. ~Excerpt from The BWA Creed A long-standing tradition of […]

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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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