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 Classes

Fall 2017 (September to November)

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Reason to Live the Shin Buddhist Way of Life by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 (5 week class: $50)

 

Shinran Shonin's Hymns by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24 (5 week class: $50)

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective by Rimban William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 (5 week class: $50)

 

What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, September 7, 21, 28, October 5, 19 (5 week class: $50)

 

蓮如上人と御一代記聞書 Rennyo Shonin  (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 9, October 14, November 11 (3 week class: $30)

 

Explaining Shin Buddhism in the Simplest Way Possible by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 23, October 14, 21, November 4, 11 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Lady Eshinni & Lady Kakushinni Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 1 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Mutsumi Wondra (English & Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 8 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 15 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 22 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, October 29 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones