Author Archives: Ron Gee

2020 Obon Festival

| May 26, 2020

Obon Sponsors We express our gratitude and appreciation to the individuals, families and businesses who are sponsors of the 2020 Obon Commemoration.. $1,500 Sponsorships In Memory of George Ta-Min and Tsui Lin Chan Ching In Memory of Chikao & Mary Kujubu and Dino & Colleen Belli In Memory of Minoru and Betty M. Hisashima In… Read More »

Virtual Memorial Day Service – May 24, 2020

| May 22, 2020

Here is the information for our Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 9:30AM PDT (note: not Monday, May 25). For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho Sambujo Hyobyakumon & Memorial Day Remembrance (please gassho as your… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – May 10, 2020

| May 7, 2020

Here is the information for our Mother’s Day service on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Hotoke Sama Three Treasures Dharma Message Mother’s Day Recognition… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – May 3, 2020

| April 28, 2020

Here is the information for the live streamed service on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: In Lumbini Garden Three Treasures Dharma Message Vandana/Ti-Sarana Announcements… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – April 26, 2020

| April 22, 2020

For the very first time, we will be streaming our service live on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: When We See the Golden Sun… Read More »

Virtual Service for March

| April 10, 2020

For those of you who miss attending service, Rev. Kory just posted a YouTube recording of a complete Sunday service. 0:00 – the ringing of the Kansho3:00 – chanting of Sanbutsuge14:30 – singing of Ondokusan17:00 – recitation of the Three Treasures21:04 – Dharma message42:50 – singing of the gatha, Farewell45:28 – closing Benediction

Although I Say the Nembutsu

| April 1, 2020

In the past few weeks, I have written and rewritten this article. I told my wife we watch crazy scenarios on television and in the movies when we see things like monsters that roam the earth, zombies, or even an apocalypse it is understandably fantasy. There was even the movie with Dustin Hoffman called Outbreak… Read More »