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MV Buddhist Temple celebrates 50 years

Original post made on Oct 4, 2012

What began during the Depression as a small service for Japanese farm workers conducted inside people's homes celebrated 50 years as the Mountain View Buddhist Temple last weekend.

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Posted by SteveH
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

It is a beautiful building and grounds, of which the congregation ought to rightfully proud. It is reminiscent of many of the temples in Japan.

However, when I first sought to join about 20 years ago, I was told that I would stick out as a gaijin, so I should probably seek membership elsewhere. That itai is burned in my soul.

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Posted by RichA
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

SteveH, it's time to heal your soul and realize that it is no longer 20 years ago. My family may "stick out", but we have never been made to feel less than welcome at the temple.