MVBT President’s Message

To the MVBT Sangha,

A big thanks to the 2024 MVBT Board Cabinet.  Their names and positions are listed below with the photo of their installment. 

The Cabinet and entire Board spend hours and hours of volunteer time to the Temple.  They are the behind-the-scenes people dedicated to MVBT’s past, present and future.

Thanks to the whole Sangha for their dedication to the Mountain View Buddhist Temple.  Your enthusiasm, ideas and actions are all appreciated.


In Gassho,

Jean Shimoguchi

MVBT Board President


Congratulations to the 2024 cabinets for the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, the Buddhist Women’s Association (BWA) and the Adult Buddhist Association (ABA).  The cabinets were installed during the Sunday Service on January 28.  The Temple cabinet is below.   


President: Jean Shimoguchi

President-Elect: Julie Satake-Ryu

1st Vice President: Julie Satake-Ryu

2nd Vice President: John Arima

Treasurer: John Arao

Assistant Treasurer: Bob Imai

Recording Secretary: Rotating Zone Rep.

Corresponding Secretary: Debbie Ho

Auditor: Kevin Arakaki

Membership Co-Chairpersons: Bob Yamanaga and Leslie Imai

Historian: Eric Arakaki

Echo Editor: Steve Tsuchida

Immediate Past President: Bob Matsumoto