‘An Inspiration to Everyone’

Members of OCBC and special guests pose in front of the new Hondo following the dedication ceremony. (Photo by GREG GOODMAN)

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer

ANAHEIM — More than 750 people turned out Oct. 8 for the long-awaited dedication of the newly renovated Hondo (main hall) at Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim.

The invitation-only ceremony marked the completion of OCBC’s 50th Anniversary Project. Phase 1 was the new Social Hall; Phase 2 was the Hondo as well as the onaijin (altar area) and courtyard. The total cost, raised over the last 10 years, was $9.3 million.