Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 本派本願寺羅府別院  (NISHI BETSUIN)

- Temple Schedule- 

May. 9th, 2021: Mother's Day Service at 10:00 AM via Zoom

Dharma Message (English): Rimban William Briones

Dharma Message (Japanese): Rev. Hibiki Junkyo Murakami


Dharma School for kids at 11:00 AM via Zoom


If you would like to attend the online service, please email NishiDharmaCenter@gmail.com to obtain the zoom link. 

- BCA Dial Dharma - 

May. 7th, 2021: BCA Bishop Marvin Harada (English) "Anger, the Second of the Three Poisons", Rev. Koho Takata @ West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple (Japanese) / Call at 1-800-817-7918 & push 1 (Eng)/ 2 (Jpn) 

- Event - 

May. 4th, 2021: National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors. The description is quoted from the event website (https://www.maywegather.org).


May We Gather is the first national Buddhist memorial service in response to anti-Asian violence. The event will bring together Asian American Buddhists and their allies to heal in community together. The hourlong event will be held on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 4pm PDT and freely broadcast online.

- YBE Survey - 

Apr. 28th, 2021: Young Buddhist Editorial's subcommittee is working on a survey "Where We Are" mainly targeting anyone over 18 years old. This survey is anonymous. If you feel comfortable to cooperate with them, you can fill out the question form though www.tinyurl.com/YBEResearchSurveyThis inquiry is available until May 21. 


The message below is the purpose in regards this survey by the representative.

"The purpose of this survey is to gather more information about the lives of those in our own Jodo-Shinshu community.  We mainly want to learn more information on what keeps them involved in temple activities or why they are no longer involved. The goal for gathering this information is to help our temples develop programming to better support our community. The target demographic for this survey is anyone over the age of 18."


- Online Dharma gatherings (2021, Spring) - 

Mar. 31st, 2021: 

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- COVID-19 info- 

April. 18th, 2021: Nishi has resumed having the in-person Hoji (memorial service) at Wisteria Chapel for up to 10 ppl and to observe the inurnment service at Nokotsudo for up to 6 ppl. The funeral is being conducted at Nishi's parking lot for up to 50 ppl at maximum. Please call for making your schedule at  Nishi Office, 1-213-680-9130.