To Temples, board members, members and friends,
Reverend Michael Hayashi, our wise, caring and genuine friend, the minister for the Manitoba Buddhist Temple will be leaving this earthly life soon. He has incurable stage 4 stomach cancer. He is being made comfortable in palliative care at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.
The provisions have been made to bring Kiyomi and his three sons to Winnipeg to be with him and with his mother, sister, aunts and uncle that have traveled there from all over Canada. Members of the Manitoba Buddhist Temple have been providing food and other comforts as well as helping to make medical and other necessary arrangements.
There is no doubt that Reverend Michael has touched many people in his many years as a minister.
The JSBTC has consulted with the family on how we can convey messages of support and how to help with the many expenses the family faces .
Loving Thoughts and Financial Gratitude
1. By email directly to Rev. Michael:
2. By mail addressed to:
Kiyomi Hayashi and family c/o
220 Jackson Ave
Vancouver B.C. V6A 3B3
Cheques should be payable to: Kiyomi Hayashi
Please include your name, address or email in your message.
3. At your local Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple:
Temples will accept sealed envelopes containing cards and cheques marked with your name and address. Please avoid using cash however if this is necessary, include your name and address.
4. By credit card on the web (in Canada and abroad):
visit: www.vancouverbuddhisttemple.com on the homepage you will see an article and Button to “Send Support to Rev. Hayashi”. Click on the button and follow instructions including entering your email, message and mailing address. The service costs approximately $0.60 plus 5.5% of the transaction amount. The family will receive the net amount. This service may be available on other temple websites as well. This method will be available at least until January 1, 2016 and may be extended further.
Please note that financial support of this nature does not qualify for CRA tax receipts
On behalf of the JSBTC and Bishop Tatsuya Aoki,
Trudy Gahlinger, JSBTC Secretary
An opportunity to donate to assist his family will be available after the Dec 13th Sunday Service at the Calgary Temple.