I decided to replace today’s post for another day. In the meantime, my post on Southern California Obon festivals has brought over a number of web surfers who Googled for the blog of the Gardena Buddhist Church. I think this confusion has since been fixed on the search engine. The Gardena congregation maintains both a blog and temple website. They also hold the last and one of the most popular Obon festivals in Southern California, on August 1 and 2. If you live in the area you should check it out! Not to mention, you should also go “Obon hopping” to all the other local festivals on the weekends in between! This weekend you can check out festivals in Pasadena, Venice and Guadelupe.