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 2017 (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

January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 24, 31, February 14, 21 (4 week class: $40)  

 

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

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 (5 week class: $50)

 

Japanese Buddhist Art by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

January 19, 26, February 2, 16, 23, March 2 (6 week class: $60)

 

蓮如上人と御文章 Rennyo Shonin  (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

February 18, Match 25 (2 week class: $20)

 

An Attempt to Make Hard-to-Understand Shin Buddhist Tenets Understandable: Defile-ment (Bonno), Faith (Shinjin), Pure Land, etc. by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

January 21, February 11, 18, March 11, 25 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Winter Pacific Seminar (Need Registration)

Date: Saturday, January 28 from 9am to 4pm

Theme: "East Meets West"

Speakers: Nishi and Higashi Hongwanji Ministers

Registration Fee: $40 (including lunch and refreshments)

Deadline: January 19

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 29 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Special Seminar for 50th Anniversary of Current Temple Site (Need Registration)

Date: Saturday, February 4 from 9am to 12pm (Japanese), 1pm to 3pm (English)

Theme: "Life of Awakening: Shinjin"

Speakers: Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Provost, Institute of Buddhist Studies

Registration: $10.00

 

Kisaragiki Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 5 at 10am

Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Provost, Institute of Buddhist Studies (English & Japanese)

 

Nirvana Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 12 at 10am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 19 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, February 26 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones