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The following events at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple have been  canceled or postponed.  By direction of the temple board of directors, it is felt that the safety of our members and the public was of primary concern and made the decision cancel or postpone.

May 24 – Memorial Day Cemetery Services – Cancelled

NOTE: Live Streaming Service will be available at 10:00 am on May 24.

July 1-4 – Firework Booth

July 19 – Obon Festival

August 7-8 – Rummage Sale

September 19 – Chicken  Teriyaki

April 13, 2020

Dear Watsonville Buddhist Temple Members,

We hope that all of you are staying healthy both physically and spiritually.  We all share your concern in regards to the COVID-19 or Coronavirus issue we are facing.  It is projected that it will affect many individuals in our community and has already had an effect on our temple schedules and activities.

Our main concern is the health and welfare of all our members, families and guests of the temple.  The Board of Directors and the Temple share with you our anxiety during this distressful time.

The Watsonville Temple Board has decided to postpone all public events including Sunday Services until further notice.  As a directive from the Office of  the Bishop, ministers are being advised to adhere to the California Governor’s Directive to stay in place. This means any services conducted will have to be postponed or done using online applications.   These conditions will stay in place until May 31, 2020 or when the Bishop directs otherwise.

We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause you.  The decision was not an easy one, but was done out of deep concern for our members.  We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with all of you as best we can.

Thank you very much for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please call the Temple Office at (831) 724-7860.

Sincerely in Gassho,

Rev. Jay Shinseki, Resident Minister, Watsonville Buddhist Temple

Ken Tanimoto, Watsonville Buddhist Temple, Board President

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