Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting our Obon Festival.
Visalia Buddhist Church starts out the Obon Festivals for the Central California District. There are four more Obon festivals in the month of July:
July 1 at 5 PM to 9:30 PM Reedley Buddhist Church
July 8 at 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM Fresno Buddhist Church
July 15 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM Fowler Buddhist Church
July 25 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM Parlier Buddhist Church
Join us Saturday, June 24, 5pm for our 2017 Obon Festival. Dinner begins at 5 with the Taiko Drum Performance at 7:30 p.m. Dancing at 8 p.m. You won’t want to miss this. The Buddhist Temple is located at 514 Center Ave.
Do you want to dance with us? Save Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM starting June 6th to learn the 2017 Obon Season Dances. No experience necessary. Exact dates will be posted. See you there!
Every year, We honor our members who are 80 years or older at our Keiro Celebration. Keiro in Japanese means course or path. These senior members are honored for the years of service and leadership they have provided to this church. All are welcome and invited to participate. We are catering a special Bento Box lunch for $20.00 to be available that day. If you are interested in ordering a Bento for after the service call 741-1304 to order your lunch by May 7th
Sunday May 7 at 10:00 AM Dharma Service
Saturday May 13th at 11:00 AM Shotsuki- Hoyo Keiro Celebration. Keiro Luncheon
* $20.00 for a special Bento Lunch please call 741-1304by 5/7/2017 to order your lunch for that day.
Sunday May 14 No Dharma Service
Sunday May 21 at 10:00 AM Dharma Service
Sunday May 29 at 10:00 AM Dharma Service
April is the birthday month of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, the Shakamuni Buddha.He is called the Shakamuni Buddha because he is from the Shakya region of India in the sixth century BCE.
Our Dharma Service will held on Sunday, April 9 at 10:00 AM. All are invited and welcome. Please come.
We will be celebrating his birthday on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 AM, at our Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival) Service.
April 16, No Dharma Service
April 23, No Dharma Service (Federation of Dharma Teachers Association Conference)
April 30th at 10:00 AM Dharma Service. All are invited and welcome, please come.