Random Reflections

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K. Ken Fujimoto

There are times that events trigger thoughts that need to be discussed and this is one of those times. Talking about Hanamatsuri may seem more appropriate, but these following points may be more necessary.
Reflection #1 – A recent service brought to light how much inertia seems to affect us. People seem to forget how things should be done and go with how things have been done lately without thinking about the differences in the circumstances.
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Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
San Jose Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
March 05, 2015

submitted by Joyce Iwasaki

Motions

It was moved/seconded/passed to accept the February 04, 2015 meeting minutes as corrected.

It was moved/seconded/passed to sell 90 shares of APPL (Apple stock) held at Computershare for the Generations Capital Campaign consistent with the current policy to liquidate stock donations immediately upon receipt.

Ministers’ Report – Rinban Fujimoto

On February 15, 2015 Nirvana Day Service, the guest speaker for English was Dr Scott Mitchell from the Institute ...

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March Infrastructure update

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I’m very pleased to announce that we will start the Annex Renovation this year!!! We have risen $3M dollars to date which puts us at 75% towards our ‘current’ goal but more on that later. We were able to achieve this milestone with the generous $500K donation from the Takeo and Miyoko Yuki Family donation. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m very humbled with the Generosity of our Sangha. We must continue to raise money so we can ...

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It’s time for March Madness!!

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Thanks to everyone for coming out to our First Annual Super Bowl party. We had over 100 people and raised over $4K. Thanks to the Super Bowl planning committee, raffle donors and helpers. Without you, we couldn’t have pulled this off. Many were very surprised at the quality of the video and sound. In fact, several groups want to use the AV equipment for their fundraising events. This was a win/win event for all. Our fundraising committee has already started ...

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Do Not Be Afraid!

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K. Ken Fujimoto
I am a link in Amida’s golden chain of love that stretches around the world. I will keep my link bright and strong.
I will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than myself.
I will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful words, and do pure and beautiful deeds.
May every link in Amida’s golden chain of love be bright and strong, and may we all ...

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Dharma Dogs

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G Sakamoto

The sun felt good. Although the wind had stop blowing it was still cold in the shade. The trees were beginning to show green on the tips of branches. People, his regular customers and passers by, would be out on the sidewalks enjoying this beautiful day. Hopefully, hungry for his offerings.

He needed to find a way to support himself. He was mindful of the words of his teacher, “No work. No eat.” When his teacher became too old to ...

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Betsuin Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets
San Jose Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting
February 05, 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 January 2015 minutes as corrected.

It was moved/seconded/passed to allocate $352,446.25 from retained earnings to the building fund which is the value of 3 Betsuin CDs.

It was ...

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Annex Renovation Update February 2015

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A big thanks to the following organizations for sponsoring a Generations Campaign fundraiser:

Sangha Support- Handmade Quilt raffle. The ladies got together and created a beautiful quilt made up of the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters. This was definitely a one of kind gift and could become a family’s heirloom.

Dharma School and Lotus Can Collection-This was a fun project where we handed out small cans and had the kids decorate them and then collect change over the last few months. We were ...

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