Buddhist Temple of San Diego - SERVICES
Please check the BTSD's monthly calendar for dates and times.
    Regular Services

    Major Services
  • SHUSHO-E (January) - New Year's Day service.
  • HO ONKO (January) - Memorial service for Shinran Shonin, the founder of
    Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.
  • NIRVANA DAY/ BWA MEMORIAL (February) - Nirvana Day commemorates the
    passing of Sakyamuni Buddha (historical Buddha) and his passing into Pari-
    nirvana. The Buddhist Women's Association (BWA) Memorial honors members
    of the BWA who have passed away over the years.
  • SPRING HIGAN (March) - The celebration of the "spring-season-other-shore-
    gathering." One crosses from this shore of ignorance and suffering to the other
    shore of Enlightenment and peace; a chance to recall the practices of the
    Six Paramitas.
  • HANAMATSURI (April) - Celebrating the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha, the
    historical Buddha.
  • GOTAN-E (May) - Observing the birth of Shinran Shonin.
  • OBON (July/August) - An occasion to rejoice in the Enlightenment offered by
    the Buddha. Bon Odori: Gathering of Joy is the festival that occurs with this
    observance.
  • FALL HIGAN (September) - The celebration of the "autumn-season-other-shore-
    gathering." One crosses from this shore of ignorance and suffering to the other
    shore of Enlightenment and peace; a chance to recall the practices of the
    Six Paramitas.
  • EITAIKYO (November) - A perpetual memorial service dedicated to the
    memory of past Temple members.
  • BODHI DAY (December) - Commemorates Sakyamuni's transformation into a
    Buddha, perfect in Wisdom and Compassion.
  • JOYA-E (December) - Year-end service to meditate on our countless blessings.

    Special Services
  • Funeral Service
  • Memorial Services
SUNDAY SERVICE
Sunday Service is held most Sundays.
Please check our monhtly calendar, or click on the link below for the
Sunday service schedule.
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
FUNERAL SERVICE
Please contact the temple office
Phone: (619)239-0896 or E-mail:
info@btsd.net

RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES
It is a difficult time for a family with the expectancy and eventual loss of a loved one.

The Buddhist Temple of San Diego will provide spiritual guidance from its Resident Minister
during a time of grief. Guidance from the Minister and assistance from the Funeral
Committee are obligations the Temple will fulfill as it extends heartfelt condolences and
comfort to the family.

This reference guide is offered to Temple members to use in the event of a death in the family.

IMPORTANT: These guidelines are suggestions only!
Except for minimum standards that must be met in the Buddhist tradition, the bereaved
family is free to make whatever choices it wishes.

  1. CONTACT THE TEMPLE
  2. CONTACT THE FUNERAL HOME OR MORTUARY
  3. PREPARATION OF FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
  4. THINGS TO TAKE TO THE FUNERAL HOME OR MORTUARY
  5. FLOWERS TO ORDER
  6. THINGS TO BRING TO THE TEMPLE PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL
  7. TYPICAL SERVICE PROGRAM FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE
  8. OTOKI OR REFRESHMENTS
Please contact the temple office Phone: (619)239-0896 or E-mail: info@btsd.net

MEMORIAL SERVICES allow us to pay homage to loved ones who have passed away. In our s
death to express gratitude for and acknowledge their continuing influence in our lives. If you
wish to schedule a memorial service for a loved one, please call during weekly office
hours.        

If your loved one passed away in the year shown, the following memorial is encouraged:

    2016       1st Year Memorial    
    2015        3rd Year Memorial
    2011        7th Year Memorial
    2005        13th Year Memorial       
    2001        17th Year Memorial      
    1993        25th Year Momorial
    1991        27th Year Memorial            
    1985        33rd Year Momorial             
    1968        50th Year Memorial

The Buddha Dharma teaches us how we should live when we lose someone we love.
Therefore we should accept and appreciate the memorial service as an opportunity to
reflect upon a precious gift from our deceased beloved family members.


Japanese Term                      Counted Date                                    Memorial Service Date
• Sho-gui   葬儀                           Funeral Service

• Sho-nanoka   
初七日                First seventh counted Service              7th day Memorial Service

• Shiju-kunichi   
四十九日             Forty-nine day                                       49th day

• Hyakka-nichi  
百か日                Hundred day                                        100th day

• Isshu-ki    
一周忌                         First year                                                 1st year

• Sankai-ki   
三回忌                       Second counted year                         3rd year

• Nana-kaiki  
七回忌                     Sixth counted year                               7th year

• Jyu-san-kaiki   
十三回忌             Twelfth counted year                           13th year

• Jyu-nana-kaiki   
十七回忌          Sixteenth counted year                       17th year

• Nijyu-gokai-ki  
二十五回忌           Twenty-fourth counted year               25th year

• Nijyu-nana-kaiki
二十七回忌       Twenty-sixth counted year                  27th year

• Sanjyu-sankai-ki  
三十三回忌      Thirty-second counted year                33rd year

• Gojyukkai-ki   
五十回忌               Forty-ninth counted year                    50th year

• Hyakkai-ki   
 百回忌                    Ninety-ninth counted year                  100th year
Copyright © Buddhist Temple of San Diego 2017. All rights reserved.