President’s Message: April 2020

Hello all from the Kawahara Shelter. The three of us are in various states of Shelter in Place… Cindy is off of work as Dr. Carole’s practice is shuttered for the time being, I am working from home (lucky me), and Derek is still going into work as he is working for one of the critical businesses. That leaves Cindy and me at home, together, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until the end of the event. I never knew going shopping or going to work was so nice.

I hope that you and your families are safe at home as well. With this trying time, we normally can look towards our temple as a source and location of hope and inspiration. Unfortunately, for the safety of all, we are not able to go to the temple to meet. Fortunately, our Rev. Adams is very tech savvy and has found a way to deliver the Dharma message using the latest gadgets available.

I would also like to offer to everyone an invitation to contact us here at the temple if you need assistance at home. If you need help with getting groceries or other services, please contact us at We have a list of volunteers that are willing to help in this time of need, with whatever we can do.

Please be safe during this crisis and we will come through this together