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

2018 WINTER (January to March)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 

 

Shinran Shonin's Hymns Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 23, 30, February 13, 20, 27

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

 

Rituals Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 25, February 1, 15, 22, March 1

 

親鸞聖人のご和讃  (Class taught in Japanese) Rev. Yoshiko Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: February 24, March 10, 24

 

Freewheeling Discussions on the Seemingly Enigmatic Words of Shinran and his Great Myokonin Disciples Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday,10:00-11:30AM: January 20, February 10, 17, 24, March 10 

 

Need Register to take class. For more information, please contact Dharma Center at NishiDharmaCenter@gmail.com 

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Eitaikyo Sangha Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Saturday, November 18 at 1:30pm

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

 

Date: Sunday, November 19 at 10:00am

Speaker: Rev. George Matsubayashi (English & Japanese)

 

Temple Office Close for Thanksgiving

Date: November 23 & 24

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, November 26 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Temple General Cleanup (No Sunday Service)

Date: Sunday, December 3 at 8:00am

 

Bodhi (Buddha's Enlightenment) Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 10 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Seikan Fukuma (Japanese)

 

Year-End Appreciation (Oseibo Taikai) Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday,December 17 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Temple Office Close for Christmas

Date: December 24 & 25

 

Year-End Service (No Sunday Service)

Date: Sunday, December 31 at 6:00pm

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

New Year's Day Service (open to public)

Date: Monday, January 1 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rimban William Briones, Rev. Koho Takata, Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Temple Office Close for New Year's Day

Date: January 2

 

Hoonko Seminar (Need Register)

Theme: "Life of Awakening: Perfect Peace"

Date: Saturday, January 13 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Haneda (English), Rev. Ryoso Toshima (Japanese)

Registration Fee: $15.00

 

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

Date: Sunday, January 14 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Nobuo Haneda (English), Rev. Ryoso Toshima (Japanese)