2023 Giving In Gratitude
Obon. The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin is excited to be celebrating Obon with our traditional community festival on July 8 and 9. This event brings the community together and reminds us of the connections we all share – our interdependence and the strength we embody – together.
Obon is a time to remember and honor those who have provided us with a strong and lasting foundation. And as we emerge from a historically challenging time, we acknowledge that much of our own courage, strength and compassion are rooted within our families, friends and loved ones. We celebrate our ancestors and our community.
Giving In Gratitude has become an important and sincere expression of our gratitude for our past and the Betsuin. We are grateful and recognize the significant role of the Betsuin and Sangha in our lives. In the spirit of Obon and with gratitude, we hope you find this way of giving both meaningful and valuable.
Let’s celebrate Obon by remembering family and friends we have lost, mindful and grateful for how they continue to be a part of our lives.