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.

A Way of Living as a Nembutsu Follower

Delivered by the 25th Monshu (Resident Minister of Hongwanji) Kojun Ohtani

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DHARMA CENTER presents              DHARMA GATHERING

2020 WINTER (January to March)

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Faith and Shinjin by Rev. Masao Kodani

Monday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3

 

Tannisho - A Record in Lament of Divergences - by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9 

 

The Basic Teaching of Jodo Shinshu by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 7, 21, 28, February 4, 11 

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16

 

蓮如上人の『御一代記聞書』に聞く by Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: January 18, February 29, March 28

 

Need to Register to attend the Dharma Gathering. For more information, please contact Dharma Center at NishiDharmaCenter@gmail.com 

Upcoming Events   

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 15 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 22 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Temple Close for Holiday

Date: December 24 & 25

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 29 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Year-End Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00pm

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

 

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

Date: Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00am

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

 

Temple Close for New Year's Day

Date: January 2

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 5 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Hoonko (Shinran Shonin's Memorial) Seminar (need registration)

Date: Saturday, Janaury 11 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Theme: "Buddha's Wish: Vow of All Buddhas Saying the Name"

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Miyaji & Rev. Nobuo Haneda (English & Japanese)

 

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

Date: Sunday, January 12 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Haneda (English), Rev. Nobuo Miyaji (Japanese)