The Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin has been serving Southern California since 1905. It belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, one of the largest denominations of the Pure Land stream of Mahayana Buddhism. As a Betsuin, our temple is a direct branch of Nishi Hongwanji-ha in Kyoto, Japan. It is also one of 62 temples affiliated with Nishi Hongwanji in the mainland United States.

STUDY CLASSES on BUDDHISM and JODO SHINSHU BUDDHISM

2015 SPRING (April to June)

Origin and Establishment of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-7:30PM (class) followed by Annon Café (Q & A, fellowships)

April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1 (5 week class: $50)


Tannisho - A Record in Lament of Divergences - by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 19 (5 week class: $50)


Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (5 week class: $50)


Buddhist and Jodo Shinshu Vocabulary from the Japanese by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 2, 16, 30, May 7, 21 (5 week class: $50)


日本語浄土真宗講座   Jodo Shinshu Buddhism taught in Japanese by Rev. Kazuaki Nakata      Every Friday, 10:00-11:00AM ($5 per week)


親鸞聖人の御生涯と御教示   Life of Shinran Shonin and his Teachings taught in Japanese by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 9:30-11:00AM: April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20 (6 week class: $60)


Focusing on and Being Guided by the Transcendently Profound Religious Experiences of Great Shin Buddhists and also, of Great Zennists by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: April 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30, June 20 (6 week class: $60)


Introduction to Buddhism/Jodo Shinshu Buddhism by Rimban William Briones

Every Sunday, 11:00-11:30AM (free)


Applied Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Studies for Teens (Age 11 and up) by Rev. Kazuaki Nakata

Sunday, 11:30-12:15AM (free): May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14, 28     


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Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, April 26 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 3 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 10 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Gotane, Birth of Shinran Shonin (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 17 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Tetsuo Unno (English), Rev. Seikan Fukuma (Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 24 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones


Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 31 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Koho Takata (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata