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  • BODHI DAY - THE DAYSHAKYAMUNI ATTAINED

    ENLIGHTENMENTRev. Sensho Inouye

    Shakyamuni Buddha was a historical person, born a prince in ancient India. In order to transcend the contradictions he found between life and the world, and the resulting anxiety that he sensed, Shakyamuni abandoned his life of luxury as a prince and became a monk. He attained enlightenment after undergoing severe ascetic practices. From then on, until his death at the age of 80, he spread the contents of that enlightenment.

    When we examine that blessed life of Shakyamuni Buddha, we see that what made Shakyamuni the Buddha is his attainment of Enlightenment. That is what Buddha means, He who has become enlightened.

    The historical individual, Shakyamuni Buddha, is enlightement itself, and the fact that he truly awakened to the reality of things allowed him to transcend history. What this means is that this person who existed historically , in other words a person a limited as you or I, experienced or came in contact with, that which is without limit, that which is limit-less. This limitless world is referred to as a (non) mita (limited).

    Stated in still other words, Amida Buddha is the contents of Shakyamuni Buddhas Enlightenment.

    In the sutras, it states: This dharma is true and unchanging; it will not change nor disappear whether (Shakyamuni) Buddha appeared in this world or not.

    Shakyamuni Buddhas great accomplishment for which we honor him, is that he discovered the secret of becoming enlightened. This secret is none other than Amida Buddhas Vow and the Teaching of Nembustu.

    Parlier Buddhist Church will observe Bodhi Day Service on Sunday, December 9, 2012. In order to give our appreciation to Shakyamuni Buddha who showed Amida Buddhas great vow, let us attend this Bodhi Day Service.

    DIVERSITY IN ONESNESS, ONENESS IN DIVERSITY December 2012

    BUDDHIST CHURCH OF PARLIERP.O. Box 547 360 Newmark Avenue

    Parlier, Californiaf93648Phone: (559) 646-2844

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  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe Buddhist Church of Parlier would like to extend our

    appreciation to the following for their generous donations

    TEMPLEMr. Tom Hayashi Memorial for Shizue Nemoto .......................................................$25.00Mrs. Alice Umeda Orei for newsletter ........................................................................$25.00Hon. Mikio Uchiyama Eshin-ni/Kakushin-ni memorial service .......................................$50.00Okubo Family Memorial for Mary Okubo ..........................................................$100.00BWA Orei .............................................................................................$150.00Dr. & Mrs. Larry Kebo 1 year memorial for Robert Kusunoki ........................................$100.00Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Ikuta Sangha gathering ...........................................................................$25.00Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Ikuta Eshin-ni/Kakushin-ni memorial service .......................................$25.00

    DONATIONS by ISSEI MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND MEMBERS: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kozuki ......................$480.00 Mr. & Mrs. Tad Kozuki ................ $480.00Mr. & Mrs. Mits Kozuki .......................$480.00

    DONATIONS for MONTHLY MEMORIAL SERVICE:Mr. & Mrs. Min Doi ................................$20.00 Mrs. Toshi Nakamichi .................... $20.00Mrs. Takako Kanemoto ...........................$20.00 Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Shimizu ............ $20.00 Mrs. Jean Kobashi ...................................$20.00 Mrs. Matsuko Suehiro .................... $20.00 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Koga ............................$50.00 Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tsuji ...................... $20.00 Mr. & Mrs. Kelvin Miyakawa .................$20.00 Mr. Min Yamada ............................. $40.00 Arthur Mihara/Barbara Goto ...................$20.00 Ms. Akiko Yorizane ........................ $30.00

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    Fill out form and send to Julie Doi3607 Gaynor, Selma, CA 93662($5.00 donation to Buddhist Church of Parlier)Return form by: Dec. 21, 2012 oremail to: joshindoi@sbcglobal.netName____________________________________________________________Message Here:____________________________________________________________________________________ Create your own greetings here

    New Years Greetings Message

  • This time of year...the Holiday Season, the end of the year 2012 and the begining of a New Year 2013 is a good time to reflect on our teachings of Graditude and Compassion. We have many reasons to be grateful. Graditude for family, friends, health and financial stability are usually first to come to mind. Often times we take too many things for granted. The food we eat, the roof over our heads, the moderate weather of the valley and the clothing we wear are but a few. We as Shin Buddhist should be thankful for everything and everybody. As Buddhist we have compassion for all living things. Just think of the people affected by the Super Storm Sandy, the people living in the Middle East, the families being helped by the Food Bank and the Poverello House. We should do our best to understand and help them. Please join us on New Years Eve and New Years Day at the church to say good-bye to the old year and to welcome in the New Year.

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    THOUGHTS FROM THE SANGHABy Calvin Doi

    PARLIER BWAFOOD DRIVE

    Please bring your cans and packages of food (non-perishable) that we can share with people in our community.

    Give back to those who have supported our yard sales and obon.

    DROP-OFF DATES:Parlier Buddhist ChurchDec. 2 - Sangha Gathering

    Dec. 3 - CBE lecturewith Rev. Harada

    Dec. 9 - Bodhi Day Service

  • BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 12, 2012

    The Parlier Buddhist Church Board meeting was called to order by Dennis Ikuta on Nov 12, 2012. Gassho was led by Rev. Inouye.

    Those in attendance were: Dennis Ikuta, James Goishi, Curtis & Cheryl Koga, Gail Hachiya, Glenn Yoshimoto, Rev. Inouye, Neil Okino, Calvin Doi, James Goishi., Clyde Yoshikawa., and Kaye Kozuki.

    The Oct. 8, 2012 minutes were read and approved. Clyde/Curtis motioned and seconded.

    Treasurers Report: Glenn went over the Treasurers report for Oct. Clyde made a motion to accept the report and James seconded. Motion carried.

    Ministers Report:11/17 First year memorial service for Peggy Okada at11am 3pm Q&A with Reverend John Iwohara of Venice, dinner following11/18 Eshinni/Kakushinni Service and Memorial Service with guest Reverend John Iwohara followed by Tofu Fest and games.11/24 Yonsei Forum at 9am. Memorial Service for Harry Kubo at 11am.12/2 10am Sangha Gathering12/3 7pm Reverend Harada will conduct a lecture on Buddhist Views of Life and Death at Parlier12/9 10am Bodhi Day and Memorial Service12/31 Joye-E Service The guest Reverends schedule for 2013:1/27 Reverend Kiyonobu Kuwahara3/17 Reverend Jo-Ren MacDonald4/21 Reverend Ron Kubata7/14 Reverend Seigan Yamaoka9/15 Reverend Jay Shinseki11/17 Reverend Hidehito Sakamoto

    Publication Report: Duplicator was fixed

    Finance After the national elections, the fall of the stock market caused our investments to go down a little.

    BWA Report: Kaye reported that the Yard Sale was a success and thanked Denise K. and Barbara G. and everyone who spent Sat. morning helping make sales. Thank you to Matsuko for the nigiri she made. On 11/17 the bi-annual Omigaki with a BWA meeting following. Nov 18 will be the date for the Eshinni/Kakushinni Service sponsored by the BWA with the Tofu Fest luncheon following.

    The Dec church cleaning will be on Dec. 8 with Group 1 in charge. Thank you to Irene K. for making the delicious fruit pies for the board meeting.

    V&P Report: Calvin reported that on 11/19 there will be a

    meeting in Parlier to plan new activities.

    11/20 Caregiver meeting in Fowler. Speaker will be Joyce Yamaguchi on healthy diets.

    12/2 CCYBA Deep Pit Lunch Fundraiser from 11a-2p at the Fresno Dharma Center (see last months newsletter for details).

    12/6 CCYBA meeting in Parlier.

    2013

    1/04-06 Retreat in Los Osos. Contact Calvin if you are interested in going.

    Old Business: Meeting to discuss the planning for the Dec. 2 Sangha Gathering will be on 11/26.

    Ray Arifuku will be able to make wooden obutsudans for new members. A year end meeting with Reverend Inouye will be on Dec. 17. The tree trimming day has been moved from Nov. 17 to Dec. 8 because of conflict with scheduling.

    New Business:

    Burglar Alarm System: After much researching it was reported to the board that a burglar alarm system be installed throughout the church and parsonage as soon as possible. Calvin made the motion and Clyde seconded. Motion carried. A call list of members who could help check and turn off the alarm should it go off, was started. If any member could help, please let a board member know. We need your help. It would be on a rotating basis.

    Reverend Ryes going away party will be held on Dec. 9 at the Fresno Dharma Center from 12-3:30pm

    Elections: We have a new board member, Clyde Yoshikawa. Welcome aboard!! A motion to have Kaye K. become the new board secretary was made and seconded by Calvin/Clyde. Motion passed.

    A motion to have Glenn stay in his position of treasurer was made and seconded by Curtis/Calvin. Motion passed. Calvin volunteered to be the CCDC President in 2014 and Vice President in 2013.

    Curtis is the funeral chairman. Dennis consented to stay on as Board President another year. A motion to accept his offer was made by Kaye and seconded by Clyde. Motions passed. Since Toshie Mori was absent, it was proposed to extend her the offer to stay on as Vice President. Curtis/James made and seconded by motion. Motion passed.

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