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Funeral Guide & Information

This handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide when death occurs and you must begin to prepare for a funeral. The procedures outlined are customary for the Reedley Buddhist Church Sangha and may vary according to the wishes of the family. Buddhist funerals, memorial services, and the customs that accompany them are a century-old tradition. Since this handbook cannot possibly explain every detail, you may wish to consult with a family friend who is familiar with funeral procedures and practices. You may, of course, discuss any problem with a minister.

                            Procedures for Requesting a Minister
                                                                       (Updated 5/3/2024)

The family will contact the Funeral Chairperson Gary Sakata at (559) 250-9687

Makuragyo Service: 
During the week (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) contact the Fresno Betsuin Office at (559) 442-4054 or Rev. Majima after business hours or on a weekend at (949) 278-0120.

Family Memorial Service:
For services at the Reedley Buddhist Church:  Contact the RBC President to check the availability of the Reedley Church. Then contact Lee Osaki at  the Fresno Betsuin (442-4054)  to schedule the service. Fresno Betsuin office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.  Return call to Church President to confirm date and time.

For services at family home:  Family will contact Lee
Osaki at the Fresno Betsuin office to arrange for a minister. 

2035 15th Street - P.O. Box 24
Reedley, CA  93654                     Phone: (559) 638-2146

Email Church President,
Larry Nishida

Supervising Ministers:

Rev. Kaz Nakata

Rev. Mieko Majima

Email Webmaster:

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