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cookbook

Cookbook classic 2nd edition. $15
See at Temple office and Obon Festival

2014 Obon Details & Poster

  • Obon dance practice
    Starts June 23, 7pm
    Mondays & Wednesdays to 7/16
  • Monterey Obon
    July 13
  • Obon Festival , July 20
    Fun, Food, Games
    3pm Obon Service; 4pm Dance
  • Salinas Obon
    July 27
  • Annual Rummage Sale
    Aug. 8, 8am-3pm
    Aug. 9, 8am-1pm
    Donate items before 8/8
    Find treasures! Aug. 8&9
  • 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 13, 10am
    Obon Cemetery Service
    PV Cemetery
  • July 20, 3pm
    Obon Service
  • July 27, 10am
    Sunday Service
  • August 3
    9:30am Japanese Service
    10:am Shotsuki Hoyo