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Hanamatsuri Sevice, Lunch, and Entertainment

Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple
Event organized by Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

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Hanamatsuri ("Flower Festival") honors the birth of Shakamuni Buddha. Our guest speaker with be Rev. Yuki Sugahara from the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland. We celebrate at IOBT by transforming our altar into a garden of potted flowers (donated by our members) and stuffed animals (loaned by our members) to welcome the baby Buddha. After service there will be lunch followed by entertainment including a performance by Sangha Taiko, singing, and dancing.

Our services are in English and visitors are always welcome. Feel free to bring a potted plant and/or favorite stuffed animal to add to the festivities.