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2019 San Luis Obispo (SLO) Buddhist Church Obon Festival - St. Patrick's School (Sat) Taiko, Japanese Food, Crafts, Bon Odori Dancing, Hula Dancing...Newly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 3 August, 2019       Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Luis Obispo Obon - St. Patrick's School
900 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone: (805) 489-1210
Website: Click to Visit

San Luis Obispo (SLO) Buddhist Church Obon Festival at  St. Patrick's School will have music, Japanese Food, Crafts, Bonsai, Martial Arts, Taiko, and items for sale from various vendors. At 6:30 pm begins Obon Odori and at 8:00 will begin the raffle with a grand prize and many other prizes including other cash prized. Tickets for the raffle or teriyaki chicken dinner are available in advance by calling the church or at the festival.

Obon is an Annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors.  The Obon Festival can be traced to a Buddhist sutra that tells the story of Mogallana, a disciple of Budda who, in meditation, saw his deceased mother suffering in the realm of hungry ghosts. He tried giving her food but it turned into flames. Buddha advised him to engage in a "jishi", or retreat, and make an offering for his fellow monks. This done, he saw his mother released from suffering and he danced for joy. Varying interpretations evolved over the years, including the belief that spirits of ancestors actually revisit this world. Pine torches are attached to bamboo to welcome spirits to the family home, and on the final day of the observance, spirits are said to return to the nether world, guided by candle-lit lanterns that are set adrift on water.

Obon remains one of the most important Buddhist observances. The typical Obon is a blend of somber reflection and celebration of those before us.

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Please Note 2 Locations for San Luis Obispo (SLO)

1) Obon Dance Practice: San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church 6996 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

2) Obon Festival: St. Patrick's School, 900 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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Obon Date
August 3, 2019 - Saturday

Obon Time
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bon Odori Dancing
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Schedule: Taiko, Martial Arts Demo, Bonsai, etc.
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm: Obon Odori dancing on Outside Stage Arena

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Location: San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church, 6996 Ontario Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

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Obon Festival Location
St. Patrick's School, 900 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Obon Festival Title
San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church Obon Festival - St. Patrick's School (Sat only)









Saturday, 3 August, 2019

Event/Festival Contact

San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church

Phone: (805) 595-2625
Website: Click to Visit

Event Cost

Free Admission

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