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

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


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


Sunday Dharma Service Shinran Shonin's Monthly Memorial (open to public)

Date: Sunday, August 16 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

 

Obon Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, August 16 at 10:00am

Location: Sun Valley Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, August 23 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, August 30 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Kaz Nakata (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 6 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

 

Labor Day (Temple & Office Close)

Date: Monday, September 7


Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 13 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Kaz Nakata (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Kaz Nakata


Fall Ohigan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 13 at 10:00am

Location: Hollywood Buddhist Church

Speaker: Rimban William Briones


Fall Ohigan Seminar (open to public)

Date: Saturday, September 19

Time: Registration at 8:30am, Opening at 9am, Closing at 3pm

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Ron Kobata, Buddhist Church of San Francisco (English)Rev. Ryuta Furumoto (Japanese) 

Registration Fee: $15.00 including lunch and refreshments


Fall Ohigan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 20 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speaker: Rev. Ron Kobata, Buddhist Church of San Francisco (English), Rev. Ryuta Furumoto (Japanese) 


Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 27 at 10:00am

Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Speakers: Rev. Koho Takata (English), Rev. Seikan Fukuma (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata


Fall Ohigan Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, September 27 at 10:00am

Location: Sun Valley Buddhist Church

Speaker: Rev. Kaz Nakata