San Diego Celebrates 95th Anniversary, Rev. Akahoshi’s Retirement as Combined Event

Celebrations are meant to be festive and memorable.

During this unprecedented time of the coronavirus pandemic, ideas to conduct such festivities have been challenging.

In late 2020, the Buddhist Temple of San Diego (BTSD) began plans to commemorate its 95th anniversary. Earlier this year, the temple added the pending retirement of its resident minister, Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi, to its program when he announced his intention.

Everything seemed to go according to schedule for the in-person event slated for October until the calendar was ready to flip from August to September.