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 2016 (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

February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 26, February 2, 16, 23, March 15 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 (5 week class: $50)

 

Rituals by Rev. Masao Kodani

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

January 4, 11, 18, 28, February 4, 18 (6 week class: $60)

 

日本語浄土真宗講座   Jodo Shinshu Buddhism taught in Japanese by Rev. Kaz Nakata

Friday, 10:00-11:00AM

January 8, 15, 22, 29 ($5 per class)

 

Seeking a Final Solution to (One’s) Life, Guided by Shinran Shonin and Helped by Insights from Zen and Western Thinkers by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

January 9, 23, February 20, 27, March 5 (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)

January 17, 24, February 7, 21, 28, March 13, 20

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Nirvana Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 14 at 10am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speaker: 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 21 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 28 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, March 6 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Koho Takata (English), TBA (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 13 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 Seminar (open to public)

Date: Saturday, March 19 at 9am

Theme: Life of Awakening: Namo-Amidabutsu

Speaker: Rev. Tetsuo Unno, Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara (English & Japanese)

Registration fee: $15 (including lunch)

 

Spring Higan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 20 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Tetsuo Unno (English), Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara (Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, March 27 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