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)

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2014

Understanding Shinran Shonin by Rev. Koho Takata 

Monday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 (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)


For more information and registration form, please download below file.

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Upcoming Events   |   Calendar


Year-End Appreciation Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 21 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

Followed by Entertainments

 

Holiday (Office and Temple Close)

Date: Thursday, December 25

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 28 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

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

Followed by Stucy Class led by Rimban William Briones

 

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

Date: Wednesday, December 31 at 6:00PM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

Followed by Ringing of Bell and Soba Refreshment

 

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

Date: Thursday, January 1 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

New Year (Office and Temple Close)

Date: Friday, January 2 

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 4 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

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

Followed by Study Class led by Rimban William Briones

 

The 44th Kohaku Utagassen (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 4 at 1:00PM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Admission: $20 donation

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

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 11 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Guest Minister (Japanese)

Followed by Study Class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Hoonko, Shinran Shonin's Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 11 at 10:00AM

Location: Hollywood Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Koho Takata

 

Hoonko, Shinran Shonin's Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 11 at 10:00AM

Location: Sun Valley Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

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

Date: Saturday, January 17 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist temple

Speakers: Rev. Koshin Ogui, Rev. Akio Miyaji

Registration Fee: $15.00

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

 

Hoonko, Shinran Shonin's Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 18 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Koshin Ogui (English), Rev. Akio Miyaji (Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public) 

Date: Sunday, January 25 at 10:00AM

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist temple

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

Followed by Study Class led by Rimban William Briones