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 2016 (SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 (5 week class: $50) 

 

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

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 (5 week class: $50)

 

Traditions of Nishi Hongwanji by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27 (6 week class: $60)

 

妙好人  Myokonin (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 24, October 22, November 12, December 17 (4 week class: $40)

 

Being Guided, Once Again, by Shin Buddhists of a Transcendental Spiritual Depth, Such as the Lady Takeko Kujo, the Poet Muso Kimura, and the Great Layman Goromatsu Maekawa and others by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 10, 24, October 1, 22, 29 (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, 11:30-12:15PM (free)

September 11, 18, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 20, 27, December 18

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Eshinni/Kakushinni Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 2 at 10am

Speaker: Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa (English & Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 9 at 10:00am

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

Followed by a presentation on temple art and altar arrangements by Dr. George Tanabe, President of BDK America, and Professor Emeritus of UH, Religion and Art

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 16 at 10:00am

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, October 23 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 30 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Auspicious Commemoration Service for Transportation of Amida Buddha Statue & Ceremony for Amida Buddha Statue Returning to the Original Altar

Date: Saturday, November 5 at 1:30pm

Officiant: Rimban William Briones

 

Dedication Service for the Restored Altar, the 85th Anniversary of Betsuin Status, and the 111th Anniversary of LAHHBT

Date: Sunday, November 6 at 10am

Speaker: Bishop Kodo Umezu (English & Japanese)