Magic Castle

We had brunch at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. We had “won” the opportunity through a silent auction for the DMI (Dale Memorial Invitational) Basketball Tournament. Accompanying the four of us were Ryan (Morgan’s boyfriend) and JC (Stephanie’s boyfriend).

YAC 11

Morgan, along with 14 other teens from temples & churches across the US, attended the Buddhist Churches of America’s Youth Advocacy Council Retreat from July 6-12, 2015, at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento.

District 1, Area C1 Contests, Spring 2015

District 1, Area C, speech contests held at the Westchester Community Center on April 10, 2015. Competing for El Segundo Toastmasters were CJ Walsh in the Tall Tales contest, and Mel Hadley, in the International contest. CJ took first place in the Tall Tales contest.

Joint Hoonko Service

On January 18, 2015, we participated in a couple of special ceremonies in conjunction with a Ho-onko service (Shinran Shonin memorial) at Gardena Buddhist Church. Stephanie took part in a Seijin-shiki, or Coming of Age ceremony, which is a common observance in Japan for those turning 20 (the age of adulthood in Japan). Then theā€¦ Read More »