Salinas Obon Festival 2017

I visited the Salinas Obon Festival yesterday, organized by the Buddhist Temple of Salinas. The placed was packed with festival-goers, lines forming at the food vendor tents for scrumptious Japanese food (and in one case, Filipino lumpia!), and to view bonsai and ikebana demonstrations, and Asian crafts. The Salinas Kendo Club demonstration, Obon Odori dancing, and San Jose Taiko were exciting! It was a very … Continue reading Salinas Obon Festival 2017

Relocation, Arkansas

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May):  KQED is screening the film, Relocation Arkansas. It will be screened next on Thursday, May 17. See the schedule on the KQED Asian Pacific Heritage 2017 calendar, and visit the film’s website at Relocation Arkansas Film. “This kind of thing doesn’t just end with the person who was in the camp.” Ruth Takemoto McInroy         … Continue reading Relocation, Arkansas

Meditation in Salinas Chinatown

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas offers a meditation class: Meditation Experience class: Rev. Orai Fujikawa, resident minister of Buddhist Temple of Salinas, has established a Nembutsu Meditation program for the people in Salinas. This practice has been gaining professional interest in many areas of medical application. Recent publication in the main stream Journal of American Medical Association underscores the seriousness of this interest, and helps … Continue reading Meditation in Salinas Chinatown