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.

It's Bon Dance Time again!

Gathering of Joy

 

ODORI PRACTICE

July 7th, 7:00-8:30pm at Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple


Last Practice on July 9th will be at Keiro Retirement Home at 6pm

  

DHARMA CENTER presents Dharma Classes

FALL 2015 (SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER)

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Jodo Shinshu in Daily Life by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 (6 week class: $60)

 

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

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 1, 15, 22, 29, October 6 (5 week class: $50)  

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 2, 9, 16, 30, October 7 (5 week class: $50)

 

Death and Dying - Jodo Shinshu Tradition - by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 3, 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 (6 week class: $60)

 

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)

 

恵信尼さま 親鸞聖人ご内室   Lady Eshinni, Wife of Shinran Shonin by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 9:30-11:00AM

September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21 (6 week class: $60)

 

Shin Buddhism on ‘Dukkha’ (Suffering): When it begins; Why it persists; When it comes to an end by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 26, October 10, 17, 24, November 7 (5 week class: $50)

 

Introduction to Buddhism/Jodo Shinshu Buddhism by Rev. 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)

September 13, 20, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 13, 27

 

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Hatsubon (First Obon) Service (open to public)

Date: Saturday, July 11 at 2:00pm

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

 

Date: Sunday, July 12 at 2:00pm

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

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

 

Bon Dance Carnival (open to public)

Date: Saturday, July 11, 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Date: Sunday, July 12, 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

 

Obon Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 19 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Masanori Watanabe of Oxnard Buddhist Temple (English & Japanese)

 

Obon Service at Evergreen Cemetery at 9:00am & at Temple Nokotsudo at 1:30pm

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 26 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: TBA (English), TBA (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service Atomic Bomb Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, August 2 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, August 9 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


Obon Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, August 9 at 10:00am

Location: Hollywood Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Koho Takata