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obon practice

Everyone is welcome at Obon practice.

  • June 22, 7pm
    Obon practice starts
    Mondays & Wednesdays
  • July 12,
    Monterey Obon
  • July 19,
    Watsonville Obon Festival
    12p Food! Fun! Taiko Drums!
    Farmers Market
    3pm Service
    4pm Traditional Dances
  • July 26, Salinas Obon
  • Giant Rummage Sale
    Aug. 7 & 8, 8am
  • More Events
  • Scroll down for a list of scheduled services
  • Slideshows:
    Hanamatsuri
    YBA

Watsonville Buddhist Temple is a Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism. Jodo Shinshu began over 800 years ago in Japan, and is still headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, at the Nishi Hongwanji Main Temple. Our tradition is supported in the United States by Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). We are part of the Coast District of the BCA.

We strive to follow the path to enlightenment by preserving faith in the Three Treasures: Dharma (the teachings), Sangha (the people), and Buddha (the Enlightened One).

Temple Scheduled services:
Explanation of Buddhist Services
  • July 5, 9:30am
    Japanese Service
    10am Sun. Service
    Shotsuki Hoyo
  • July 19, 4pm
    Obon Service
  • Aug.2, 9:30am
    10am Sun. Service
    Shotsuki Hoyo