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.

DHARMA CENTER presents Dharma Classes

WINTER 2017 (JANUARY TO MARCH)

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Shoshin Nembutsu-ge (Shoshinge) - Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu - by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 (5 week class: $50)

 

Introduction to the Three Pure Land Sutras by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 24, 31, February 14, 21 (4 week class: $40)  

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective (Discussion) by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 (5 week class: $50)

 

Japanese Buddhist Art by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 19, 26, February 2, 16, 23, March 2 (6 week class: $60)

 

蓮如上人と御文章 Rennyo Shonin  (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

February 18, Match 25 (2 week class: $20)

 

An Attempt to Make Hard-to-Understand Shin Buddhist Tenets Understandable: Defile-ment (Bonno), Faith (Shinjin), Pure Land, etc. by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

January 21, February 11, 18, March 11, 25 (5 week class: $50)

 

For more information, please contact Dharma Center at nishidharmacenter@gmail.com

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Temple General Clean up (NO Sunday Service)

Date: Sunday, December 4 at 8:00am

 

Bodhi Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 11 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. George Matsubayashi (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 18 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Oseibo Taikai Entertainments

 

Christmas Temple Office Close

Date: December 24 & 25

 

Year End Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Saturday, December 31 at 6:00PM

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

 

New Year's Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 1 at 10:00AM

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

 

New Year's Day Temple Office Close

Date: January 2

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 8 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

The 46th Kohaku Uta Gassen (Need Ticket)

Date: Sunday, January 8 at 1pm

Admission: $20 Donation

For more information, please contact temple office at (213) 680-9130

 

Hoonko Seminar (Need Registration)

Date: Saturday, January 14 from 9am to 3pm

Theme: "Life of Awakening: Shinjin"

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Haneda of Maida Center (English), Rev. Chuho Matsubayashi of former Rimban

Registration: $15.00 (including lunch and refreshments)

 

Hoonko Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 15 at 10am

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Haneda of Maida Center (English), Rev. Chuho Matsubayashi of former Rimban