Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
San Jose Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
January 08, 2015

submitted by Joyce Iwasaki

The intent of the Betsuin Board Bullets is to highlight Board actions, decisions, special events and projects. Please contact the Betsuin board officers, directors or the ministers to for details on any item.

Motions

It was moved/seconded/passed to accept the December 2014 minutes as corrected.

It was moved/seconded/passed to donate one of our incense tables and incense urn to the Monterey Temple.

In accordance with an agreement from ...

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Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
San Jose Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
November 06, 2014

submitted by Joyce Iwasaki

The intent of the Betsuin Board Bullets is to highlight Board actions, decisions, special events and projects. Please contact the Betsuin board officers, directors or the ministers to for details on any item.

The November Board Meeting was dedicated to the Annual Board Planning session. The President, Ministers, Vice Presidents, and Committee Chairs shared information in their specific areas to report on strategy/goals, roles/responsibilities, ...

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Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
October 02, 2014 Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
by Joyce Iwasaki

The intent of the Betsuin Board Bullets is to highlight Board actions, decisions, special events and projects. Please contact the Betsuin Board officers, directors, or the ministers for more details on any item.

Motions

It was moved/seconded/passed to accept the September meeting minutes as corrected.

It was moved/seconded/passed to approve the Application for Use of Betsuin Facilities to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation for the use of the annex ...

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Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
September 04, 2014 Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
by Joyce Iwasaki

The intent of the Betsuin Board Bullets is to highlight Board actions, decisions, special events and projects. Please contact the Betsuin Board officers, directors, or the ministers for more details on any item.

Motions

It was moved/seconded/passed to accept the August meeting minutes as corrected.

It was moved/seconded/passed to approve the Japantown Business Association’s request to offer a sponsorship status to the Betsuin for the October 31st Halloween Night ...

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Welcome back to a new Church year!!

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A little over a 100 years ago, the Issei came to America to create a new life for themselves and part of that life was the Church. Temples sprouted up like the cherry trees and strawberries they planted and cultivated. Like in Japan, the church was always the center of the community, a gathering place for celebrations, weddings, obons, festivals and funerals. In times of prejudice, it was one of the few places you were always welcomed. Through the good ...

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Annex renovation project update

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As I was watching all the Napa Earthquake coverage, it quickly took me back to the 89 Loma Prieta earthquake. I was sitting at my desk, we were in a temporary trailer as we were building an office right next door and the whole thing was rocking back and forth. As I ducked under my desk, I looked outside to see cars bouncing around then I turned my head to see monitors falling off my friends desk and a large ...

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Re-alignment

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G Sakamoto

Our regular services are starting up again. Dharma School students will return to new teachers and new experiences. Parents will gather in the hondo again with their family to hear the dharma. To share with one another the way of seeing and experiencing the world that comes from the original insight of Shakyamuni Buddha 2,500 years ago. At the core of the Buddhadharma is the observation that we see the world through our preferences and prejudices. Difficulties result from ...

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A Brief History – Lady Takeko Kujo

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K. Ken Fujimoto

Recently, it was brought to my attention that, arguably, the most important person in the history of the Buddhist Women’s Association (BWA) movement has been forgotten or totally ignored in this area. Much attention has been given, and deservedly so, to Eshinni, Shinran’s wife, Kakushinni Continue Reading →

Idle Distraction

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G Sakamoto

She stood quietly beside him now. He would go on this trip, this time alone. He held the furoshiki wrapped bundle in one hand. His mother had put together some things she thought heÕd enjoy on the trip. A tablet, his toy car, a musubi and snacks. He was excited thinking about traveling on his own. He look up at his mother who was gazing at him. She smiled.

The train pulled slowly up to the platform. It hummed ...

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Phew!!!

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That’s the first thing that came to mind as I started to write my monthly article. July just flew by. After 5 days of Obon construction, beef skewering and Annex renovation mtgs, I was already tired by time Sat rolled around but…..when I saw all the people who came to the temple, the Taiko groups, all the game and food booths in full swing, I got my 2nd wind. To top it off seeing 1336 dancers going around the ...

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