Cub Scouts Annual Activities

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Annual Activities

  • Pentitencia Creek Cleanup
  • Spirit of Japantown
  • Pinewood Derby (January)
  • Blue & Gold Dinner (February)
  • Boy Scouts Sunday
  • Scout-o-rama (May)
  • Scout Olympics (June)
  • Nikkei Matsuri (April)
  • Obon (July)
  • Cemetery Cleanup
  • All-Scouts Picnic (August)
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February 2013 Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets

February 07, 2013 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.

The majority of meeting time was set aside for a Board members discussion of expectations of managing our renovation project tasks, raising money to do so, managing ongoing temple activities, and coordinating all the ...

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Presidents Message – June 2012

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JUNE DHARMA ARTICLE

IN GASSHO

I have found that our Sangha members are very humble and don’t like to call attention to all the wonderful and varied things that they do for us.  The Betsuin relies heavily on our Sangha, so I want to make sure that we are mindful of their efforts and express our gratitude to them whenever possible.

Have you seen the new Betsuin Photo Directory? Mas Horiuchi and his committee did a wonderful job, putting a lot of work ...

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Housekeeping 2012

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By K. Ken Fujimoto
From the June 2012 edition of The Dharma

As I have mentioned before, there are times that we need to do housekeeping chores to inform people of upcoming events.  This tends to happen just before the summer vacation/Obon season and this year seems to be no different.

Item #1 – Some of you may have heard that there is a Hongwanji Temple in Katmandu, Nepal.  The temple was founded in 2006, and has its roots in a group ...

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BAFTT Day

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G Sakamoto
From the June 2012 edition of The Dharma

When was the last time you invited a friend to a Sunday morning service at the temple? Have you ever invited a friend? Most likely the last time was when you were in grade school. Ever wonder why that is.

We should feel comfortable with our religious life. Things have changed over the years. Although some may still see Buddhism as an exotic Oriental tradition, many people, and probably your friends are ...

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President’s Message – March 2012

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March 2012 Dharma

A FACELIFT

Nowadays, do you find that when you want information about an organization or a business, you judge the organization or business by the appearance and content of their website? Recently, I needed to reserve use of a room at the Betsuin so I went to our website to access the facilities use calendar. While there, I looked around the website to see what was going on. It was disappointing as it looked very bare. Our website is ...

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Adventures in eBooks and POD

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G Sakamoto

Last October, at a delegates meeting of the Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations, I challenged the participants in a workshop to rethink how we produce materials and share the Buddhadharma.

We no longer need to be tied to the model of printing materials that we’ve followed in the past. That model required a specific number of books to be ordered and printed by a publisher. The cost of each book often is related to the number of copies to be ...

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New and Improved!

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New and Improved!

Reflections on the Betsuin Vision Statement

K. Ken Fujimoto

 

“To learn and to share the Jodo Shinshu understanding of the Three Treasures – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha”

The statement above is the new vision statement for our Betsuin.  Though it is new to us as a temple, it is actually a restatement of the traditional basis for religious education in Jodo Shinshu,  jishin kyonin shin (?????), which is generally translated as “to have faith and to teach others faith” (more detail ...

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