Schedule of 2014 Obon Festivals

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The Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) has announced that the following Obon festivals will be held over the summer at member temples in California. (Some non-BCA temples are listed as well.)

Southern District

San Diego Obon

San Diego Obon (Rafu Shimpo photo)

• Sun Valley Buddhist Temple, 8850 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles. Saturday, June 21: Opens 5 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22: Opens 5 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: Christine Inouye, (818) 825-9583, [email protected]

• San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 9450 Remick Ave., Arleta. Festival will be held at San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Branford St., Pacoima. Saturday, June 28: Opens 4:30 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 29: Opens 4:30 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (818) 899-4030, [email protected], www.sfvhbt.org/

• West Covina Buddhist Temple, 1203 W. Puente Ave., West Covina. Saturday, June 28: Opens 2 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (626) 689-1040, [email protected], www.livingdharma.org

• Senshin Buddhist Temple, 1311 W. 37th St., Los Angeles. Saturday, July 5: Odori at 7 p.m. Info: (323) 731-4617, [email protected], http://senshintemple.org

• Nishi Hongwanji, 815 E. First St., Los Angeles. Saturday, July 12: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (213) 680-9130, www.nishihongwanji-la.org/

• Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 S. H St., Oxnard. Saturday, July 12: Opens at 1 p.m., odori at 6 p.m. Info: (805) 483-5948, [email protected], www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org

• Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles. Saturday, July 12: Opens at 11 a.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13: Opens at 11 a.m., odori at 6:45 p.m. Info: (213) 624-8658, www.zenshuji.org

• Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 2 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 2 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (714) 827-9590, www.ocbuddhist.org/

• Pasadena Buddhist Temple, 1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 4 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 4 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (626) 798-4781, [email protected], www.pasadenabuddhisttemple.org/

• Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara, 1015 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 4 p.m. Info: (805) 962-3633, [email protected], www.buddhistchurchofsantabarbara.org/

• Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 1 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (310) 391-4351, [email protected], http://vhbt.org/

• Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 2 p.m., odori at 5:30 p.m. Info: (323) 724-6866, [email protected], www.facebook.com/sozenjitemple

• Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505 E. Third St., Los Angeles. Saturday, July 26: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (213) 626-4200, [email protected], http://hhbt-la.org/

• Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd., Bldg. B, Vista. Saturday, July 26: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (760) 941-8800, [email protected], www.vbtemple.org/

• West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, 2003 Corinth Ave., Los Angeles. Saturday, July 26: Opens at 4 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (310) 477-7274, http://westlosangelesbuddhisttemple.org/

• Guadalupe Buddhist Church, 1072 Olvera St., Guadalupe. Sunday, July 27: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 3 p.m. Info: (805) 343-1053, www.guadalupebuddhistchurch.org/

• Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W 166th St, Gardena. Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 6 p.m. Info: (310) 327-9400, www.gardenabuddhistchurch.org

• Buddhist Temple of San Diego, 2929 Market St., San Diego. Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 4 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0896, [email protected], www.btsd.net/

• San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple, 6996 Ontario Rd., San Luis Obispo. (Note: Festival will be held at St. Patrick’s School, 900 W. Branch Rd., Pismo Beach.) Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 1 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (805) 595-2625, [email protected], www.slobuddhisttemple.org/

• Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas. (Note: Festival will be held at Cimarron Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas.) Saturday, Aug. 9: Opens at 11 a.m., odori at 12:45 p.m. Info: (702) 633-4810, [email protected], www.lasvegasbuddhist.org/

Fresno Obon (Fresno Buddhist Temple)

Fresno Obon (Fresno Buddhist Temple)

Central District

• Visalia Buddhist Temple, 514 E. Center St., Visalia. Saturday, June 28: Opens at 1 p.m., odori at 6:45 p.m. Info: (559) 732-5744, http://visaliabuddhistchurch.org

• Fresno Buddhist Temple, 1340 Kern St., Fresno. Festival will be held at Fresno Buddhist Dharma Center, 2720 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis. Saturday, July 12: Opens at 2 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (559) 442-4054, [email protected], http://fresnobuddhisttemple.org/

• Buddhist Church of Fowler, 210 S. 9th St., Fowler. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 6 p.m., odori at 8 p.m. Info: (559) 834-2077

• Parlier Buddhist Temple, 360 S. Newmark Ave., Parlier. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 4:30 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (559) 638-4669, http://bcparlier.org/

• Reedley Buddhist Church, 2035 15th St., Reedley. Saturday, July 26: Opens at 5 p.m., odori at 8 p.m. Info: (559) 638-214, [email protected], www.reedleybc.org/

Coast District

Mountain View Obon (Rafu Shimpo photo)

Mountain View Obon (Rafu Shimpo photo)

• San Jose Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St., San Jose. Saturday, July 12: Opens at 11:30 a.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13: Opens at 11:30 a.m., odori at 6 p.m. Info: (408) 293-9292, www.sjbetsuin.com

• Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1155 Noche Buena St., Monterey. Sunday, July 13, 12 to 7 p.m., odori at 6 p.m. Info: (831) 394-0119, [email protected], www.montereybuddhist.org/

• Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (650) 964-9426, www.mvbuddhisttemple.org

• Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St., Watsonville. Sunday, July 20: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 4 p.m. Info: (831) 724-7860, [email protected], www.wbtemple.org/

• Salinas Buddhist Temple, 14 California St., Salinas. Sunday, July 27: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6 p.m. Info: (831) 424-4105, http://btsalinas.org/

Bay District

Alameda Obon (Rafu Shimpo photo)

Alameda Obon (Rafu Shimpo photo)

• Berkeley Higashi Honganji, 1524 Oregon St., Berkeley (joint event with Berkeley Buddhist Temple). Saturday, July 12: Odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: Berkeley Higashi Honganji — (510) 843-6933, [email protected], www.bombu.org/ Berkeley Buddhist Temple — (510) 841-1356, [email protected], www.berkeleysangha.org/

• Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. Sunday, July 13: Opens at 2 p.m., odori at 3 p.m. Info: (415) 388-1173, www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org/

• Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy. South, Sebastopol. Saturday, July 19: Odori at 7 p.m. Info: (707) 823-2252, [email protected], www.sonic.net/~enmanji/Enmanji/Home.html (Note: Enmanji’s Chicken Teriyaki and Bazaar will be held Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

• Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St., San Francisco. Saturday, July 26: Ginza Bazaar opens at 12 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Ginza Bazaar opens at 11 a.m., odori at 1 p.m. Info: (415) 776-3158, www.bcsfweb.org

• Alameda Buddhist Temple, 2320 Pacific Ave., Alameda. Saturday, July 26: Opens at 5 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (510) 522-5243, www.btoa.org/ (Note: Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar will be held Saturday, June 21, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 22, from 12 to 7 p.m.)

• Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St., Oakland. Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (510) 832-5988, [email protected], www.buddhistchurchofoakland.org/

• Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd., Palo Alto. Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (650) 856-0123, www.pabt.org

• San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 S. Claremont St., San Mateo. Saturday, Aug. 9: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (650) 342-2541, [email protected], www.sanmateobuddhisttemple.org/ (Note: Annual Bazaar will be held Saturday, June 28, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

• Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City. Saturday, Aug. 9: Opens at 5 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (510) 471-2581, http://sacbc.org/wp/ (Note: Japanese Bazaar will be held Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• Diablo Japanese American Club, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Saturday, Aug. 9: Opens at 1 p.m, odori at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: (925) 682-5299, www.diablojaclub.com/

Northern District

• Buddhist Church of Lodi, 23 N. Stockton St., Lodi. Saturday, June 28: Opens at 12 p.m. Sunday, June 29: Opens at 12 p.m., odori at 7 p.m. Info: (209) 368-5589, http://lodibuddhist.org/wp/

• Walnut Grove Buddhist Church, 14105 Pine St., Walnut Grove. Saturday, July 5: Annual Bazaar from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6: Annual Bazaar from 12 to 6 p.m. Info: (916) 776-1312, [email protected], http://walnutgrovebc.org/wp/

Sacramento Obon (Buddhist Church of Sacramento)

Sacramento Obon (Buddhist Church of Sacramento)

• Cortez Howakai, 13896 Linwood Rd., Turlock. Saturday, July 5: Odori at 7 p.m. Info: Stockton Buddhist Temple, (209) 466-6701, [email protected]

• Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Saturday, July 12: Odori at 7 p.m. Info: (916) 446-0121, www.buddhistchurch.com/ (Note: Annual Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

• Marysville Buddhist Church, 125 B St., Marysville. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (530) 743-6426, http://marysvillebc.org/wp/

• Florin Buddhist Church, 7235 Pritchard Rd., Sacramento. Saturday, July 19: Opens at 3 p.m., odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: (916) 383-1831, http://florinbuddhist.org/1/

• Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr., Stockton. Saturday, Aug. 2: Opens at 11 a.m., odori at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Opens at 11 a.m. Info: (209) 466-6701, http://stocktonbuddhisttemple.org/1/

• Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Rd., Penryn. Saturday, Aug. 2: Odori at 7 p.m. Info: (916) 652-6139, www.placerbuddhistchurch.org (Note: Annual Food Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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