The festival and bazaar, which is the major fundraiser for the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, will be held from 3‑9pm Saturday, May 19, and from 12noon-7pm Sunday, May 20. The temple is located at 2121 Channing Way. Free outdoor entertainment will be on Sunday.

The bazaar will feature a variety of Japanese and Hawaiian food, including kahlua pork, sushi, udon noodles, curry rice, teriyaki steak, spam musubi, loco moco and California fare such as hamburgers and Portobello mushroom burgers. The event will also include a silent auction, arts and crafts, games for children, baked goods, fresh flowers and garden plants for sale, as well as Buddhist literature. The temple is located five blocks south of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Hourly rate parking is available at the Brower Center lot on Kittridge St between Oxford St and Shattuck Ave and the nearby UC Berkeley lot at the corner of Fulton St and Durant Ave.

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The Berkeley Buddhist Temple's Bazaar Annual Gift is a program which donates funds to community service organizations. A portion of this year's proceeds will go to benefit Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay. Founded in 1989, ASEB is a nonprofit community organization that provides Adult Day Care, Family Support, and Education and Community Outreach Services. An economical alternative to fulltime residential or in-home care, ASEB is committed to enabling individuals to remain at home for as long as possible, and to avoid premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

Gift Recipients
  • 2012 Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay
  • 2011 Berkeley Food & Housing Project
  • 2010 J-Sei
  • 2009 Niroga Institute, and George Mark Children's House
  • 2008 Asian Neighborhood Design, and East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • 2007 North Berkeley Nikkei Senior Center
  • 2006 Jodo Shinshu Center
  • 2005 Sakura Kai, and West Coast Children's Center
  • 2004 Japanese American Services of the East Bay (JASEB), and Crisis Support Services of Alameda
  • 2003 Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and Buddhist Peace Fellowship (Prison Chaplaincy)
  • 2002 The Women's Refuge, and Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
  • 2001 Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation, and North County Women's Center