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August Update (8/23)

​Obon season is over (whew!).  Hopefully, a good time was had by all at the various festivals, and hoping it was a prosperous Obon for all!  Many of our Temples in Southern District reported record crowds, so that is always very encouraging.

​While some Temples struggle with dwindling numbers, it is encouraging to see that the Obon tradition continues, and the spirit of Obon remains while also serving as a key fund raiser for our Temples and organizations.

​It's time to put the happis and yukata away for another year.  Did your equipment break or wear out?  We still have plenty of our new "Images of Jodo Shinshu" uchiwa (fans), kachi kachi, and tenugui for sale.  Get an early jump for next year's odori.  Our Obon 2017 page will remain up for a while longer.  

Want to relive some of the Obon festivities?  If you are a You Tube user, just search on Bon Odori, and you will find many videos from various Temple Obon Festivals- you may even find yourself dancing! 

In Memoriam:  Rev. John Doami

​Our deepest condolences to the family of Rev. John Doami, who passed away earlier this month.  Rev. Doami was a long-time minister with the BCA, and was affiliated with Orange County Buddhist Church for many years.  He will be greatly missed.

​In appreciation of Rev. Doami, please visit our Dharma Message page to see his 1980 message on Autumn Ohigan.

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Hongwanji Place is located at Senshin Buddhist Temple at 1311 W. 37th Street in Los Angeles.  Store hours are as follows:

                 Wednesday     10-3

                    Thursday       10-3

                    Friday           10-3
                    Saturday       10-3

                    Sunday         11:30-2

​You may also mail in your order for your favorite items.