The Obon Festival is an annual tradition at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple. It is attended by many church members, and non-church members, alike. Awesome food and dancing. It's always wonderful to see so many people having a great time and supporting the temple.
Please have a look at some of the happy, smiling faces in the Obon Photo Gallery.
odori practice at temple Sunday, June 22; Tuesday, June 24; Thursday, June 26, all at 7PM
To view Rev. Fujimoto's Nembutsu Walking Meditation Primer, please click here.
Article recently publised in the Argus Observer about IOBT can be found here at: Buddhist Religion.
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The Center for Buddhist Education was first inspired by Shinran Shonin's legacy. The mission of the Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) is to provide diverse learning opportunities to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Buddha's wisdom and compassion among Sangha leaders and the broader community.
As an educational arm of the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), CBE offers programs to support the continuing education of BCA ministers, training of ministers' assistants, temple leaders, dharma school teachers, youth groups, affiliated organizations and others interested in exploring Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in America.
Programs are developed in partnership with many entities within and beyond the BCA organization, including the Office of the Bishop, local BCA temples, and the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
We encourage everyone to learn more by visitng the CBE website.
The BCA 21st Century Campaign continues to go forward in an attempt to secure the future of Jodo Shinshu in America.
Since moving to the Jodo Shinshu Center, the IBS has enjoyed a growth in the number of students. At the August 15th Trustee Meeting, it was announced that in the fall 2008 Semester, there are 14 IBS students and 29 students from the Graduate Theological Union attending Buddhist classes. There is the establishment of a chaplaincy program at IBS through association with two Buddhist Chaplain Centers. A major step has been taken to work toward the accreditation with the Western Association of Colleges and Universities.
The Center for Buddhist Education continues to develop strong programs for BCA members. In a month, four or five programs are presented with great response from the BCA membership at large. Programs for youth, Dharma School students and teachers, young adults, temple leaders are being conducted.
There is activity and growth because the BCA has a campus which focuses and enhances the programs being conducted.
The members of the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple have always supported the educational programs of the BCA. Our temple members have been strong supporters of the BCA 21st Century Campaign. Some members continue to donate over and above their original pledge. We are grateful to all members who have contributed to the great cause of educational programs at the Jodo Shinshu Center.
The campaign continues. We ask all of our IOBT members to participate in the great endeavor of securing the future of our Buddhist Teaching in the United States. Please support the campaign.
Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto
Pure Land Joggers and Striders (PLJS) is a club for runners, walkers, and anyone else who might stretch and exert a muscle or two during the course of the week. The IOBT Chapter of the Pure Land Joggers and Striders will be starting up this spring. Stay tuned for further information in the next few months, or contact Rev. Fujimoto at 208.707.2021
Meditation Sessions (Shin Buddhist Seiza) Sitting and Walking Meditation, are being offered at IOBT on Thursday Evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday Mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The fee is $30.00 per month for non members.
Members of the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple practice Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, which originated in twelfth century Japan. The Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple was dedicated in 1947. The public is also invited to visit and join Sunday Services. Children's Dharma School Service is at 10:30 a.m.; Adult Service is at 11:00 a.m.
Reverend Joshin Dennis Fujimoto
Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple
286 SE 4th Directions
PO Box 397 (mailing address)
Ontario, Oregon 97914
9:00 am - Meditation
10:00 am - IOBT Choir Practice
10:30 am - Adult Study
11:00 am - Family Service
The site is dedicated to the Shinran Shonin 750th Memorial being held in February 2010.