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 Winter (January to March)

Understanding Shinran Shonin by Rev. Koho Takata 

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

January 12, 26, February 2, 16, March 2, 16 (6 week class: $60)


Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Guide -To be a good listener- by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 20, 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 3 (6 week class: $60)


Life of Sakyamuni Buddha by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 (5 week class: $50)


Historical Perspectives of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in the JA Communities and Beyond by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 19 (6 week class: $60)


Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Taught in Japanese by Rev. Kaz Nakata

Every Friday, 10:00-11:00AM ($5 per week)


Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Explained from Traditional and Western Perspectives by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

January 24, 31, February 21, 28, March 21, 28 (6 week class: $60)


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Upcoming Events   |   Calendar


Kisaragi-ki, Lady Takeko Kujo's Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 1 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Doei Fujii of Tri State Buddhist Temples in Denver, Colorado (Japanese & English)

 

Buddhist Education Seminar (open to public)

Date: Saturday, February 7

Time: Registration at 8:30am, Opening at 9:00am, Closing at 4:00pm

Theme: "Life of Awakening: True Teaching" 『真実信心の生活:真実の教え』

Speaker: Rev. Tomoyasu Naito, Honzan, Kyoto, Japan (English & Japanese)

Registration: $10.00 for Lunch

For more info, Please contact temple at (213) 680-9130

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 8 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Tomoyasu Naito (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma Class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Nirvana Day Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 15 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, February 22 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, February 22 at 10:00am

Location: Sun Valley Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday March 1 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. George Matsubayashi (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. George Matsubayashi

 

Surf and Turf Fundraising Dinner (open to public)

Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 4:30-7:00PM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (eat in or drive thru)

Menu: Beef marinated in teriyaki sauce, salmon, gomaae green beans, rice, salad

Cost: $20 (advance purchase only)

Deadline for Purchase: Saturday, February 28

For more info, please call temple at (213) 680-9130

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 8 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Pieper Toyama, Head of School, Emeritus, Pacific Buddhist Academy (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

Followed by presentations to Youth, Young Parents, and Dharma School Teachers

 

Spring Higan Seminar "Life of Awakening: True Teaching" (open to public)

Date: Saturday, March 15

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist temple

Speakers: Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi, Rev. Ryoso Toshima

Registration Fee: $15.00

For more info: Please contact temple office at (213) 680-9130

 

Spring Higan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 16 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi (English), Rev. Ryoso Toshima (Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 22 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

 

Spring Higan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 22 at 10:00am

Location: Sun Valley Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Kaz Nakata


Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 29 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

 

Spring Higan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 29 at 10:00am

Location: Hollywood Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Koho Takata