A Time To Remember and Honor...
Obon is a time to remember and honor those who have helped to shape our journeys - providing us with the means to become all that we can be. Especially during these challenging times, we must acknowledge that much of our own courage, strength and compassion are rooted within our families and loved ones. At Obon, we remember our ancestors and express our gratitude.
The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, mō ichido (one more time), is celebrating Obon@Home, with many of the traditions and activities presented to the community online. While we will once again miss our traditional community festival, the spirit of Obon remains.
Giving In Gratitude
Though difficult to intertwine, the Betsuin relies on funds raised during Obon. Every year we enjoy the food, performances, activities and Bon dancing at the festival. And year-round, the Betsuin is invaluable to so many of our community activities and organizations. Obon seems an appropriate time to reflect on all that we have and to give with gratitude. In the spirit of Obon, we hope you find this way of giving both meaningful and valuable.
You may choose to donate In Memory Of (remembering a loved one), In Honor Of (recognizing a special person/group) or with any sentiment you choose.
Let’s celebrate Obon by remembering family and friends we have lost, mindful and grateful for how they continue to be a part of our lives.