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

SPRING 2016 (APRIL TO JUNE)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 (5 week class: $50)

 

Traditions of Nishi Hongwanji by Rev. Masao Kodani

Monday & Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 26 (5 week class: $50)

 

浄土真宗の葬送儀礼について   Jodo Shinshu Ritual on Death and Dying (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. Koho Takata

Friday, 10:00-11:00AM

April 15, 29, May 13, 27, June 3, 17 (6 week class: $60)

 

Drawing Closer to and Learning from Extraordinary lay Shin Buddhists, Such as the Myokonin Shomatsu, Saichi, Kichibe, and Others by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11 (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. Kaz Nakata

Sunday, 11:30-12:15AM (free)

April 3, 17, 24, May 8, 22, 19, June 5, 12, 19, 26

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 1 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Mother's Day Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 8 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 15 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

 

Gotane (Birth of Shinran Shonin) Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 22 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Yushi Mukojima (English), Rev. Seikan Fukuma (Japanese)

 

Memorial Day Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 29 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