Message from the VBT Board
Happy Chinese New Year!!! On behalf of the VBT Board, we wish everyone the best of health for the Year of the Rabbit.
Thanking you all for your support again this year. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.
We observed our Hoonko Service with guest minister Rev. Dean Koyama of Mountain View Buddhist Temple, California. Thank you Sensei for your Dharma talk on Sunday and Public Lecture on Friday and to Rev. Fujikawa, Rev. Ikuta and Roy Akune Sensei for attending our Hoonko Service and also to members of Steveston and Fraser Valley for joining us for the Hoonko Service. Shojin-ryori lunch was enjoyed by all attendees.
Congratulations to Dr. Bob Akune for receiving his Tokudo and being installed as Minister’s Assistant of our Temple. We thank you for taking on this position as well as all your activities for our Temple.
On Sunday February 6th we will be having our Annual General Meeting. Please plan to attend our very important meeting and have your say in the running of our Temple. Your input is very important.
Our first manju making day in preparation for our Spring Bazaar is Saturday Feb. 5th at 9:00 AM, come and lend us a hand. Your help is very much appreciated.
Please join us on Sunday February 20th for Nirvana Day/Shotsuki and New Year’s Lunch and please check your calendar for coming events at the Temple and join us for our services.
In gassho, Frank Hamanishi