Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

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Jul 20188
12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple
1155 Noche Buena
Seaside, California
United States

Obon Festivals happen during summer, and they celebrate life, death, and community. It is an important part of Japanese culture, and they typically include dancing, taiko, food, games, and much more. It is a great family event.
12:00 noon      Opening Ceremony (Yagura)
All afternoon Ikebana and Bonsai Displays, Raffle Drawings
12:15 pm       Shorinji Kempo
12:30 pm       Tai Chi Demonstration
12:30 pm       Tea Ceremony (sign up at the Team Room)
1:00 pm         Aikido of Monterey 
1:30 pm         Bonsai Demonstration
2:00 pm         Introduction to Buddhism 
2:00 pm         Bojuka Ryu / Botan Joshi Judo Kai 
2:30 pm         Ikebana Demonstration
2:30 pm         Tea Ceremony (sign up at the Tea Room)
3:00 pm         Shinsho Mugen Daiko (Taiko)
3:30 pm         Obon Service, Rev. Jay Shinseki officiating
4:00 pm         Bon Odori Dance, Final Raffle Drawing, Silent Auction and Quilt Raffle close

Please visit Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple's website for more information. 


kmatsuno . Last modified Jul 01 2018 11:03 p.m.


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