The two-day bazaar and arts festival, which is the major fundraiser for the temple, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The temple is located at 2121 Channing Way. Free outdoor entertainment will be on Sunday.

The bazaar will feature a variety of Japanese, Hawaiian and Asian foods, including sushi, udon, loco moco, kalua pork, curry rice and shave ice as well as American fare such as hot dogs, barbecued steaks, hamburgers and portobello mushroom burgers. The event will also feature a silent auction, arts and crafts, games for children and homemade baked goods.
The temple is located five blocks south of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.
Hourly rate parking is available at The Center Street Parking Garage located at 2025 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck and The Oxford Garage located at 2165 Kittredge Street beneath the Oxford Plaza/David Brower Center complex.

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Maya's Musical Therapy Fund

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 Maya's Musical Therapy Fund, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to increase their autonomy, build community and expand artistic expression through music therapy.

Gift Recipients
  • 2016 Maya's Musical Therapy Fund
  • 2015 Asian American Donor Program (AADP)
  • 2014 Women's Daytime Drop-in Center
  • 2013 The Friends Of@disabled Children
  • 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