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: February 10, 17, 24, March 10, 24 


Need Register to take class. For more information, please contact Dharma Center at 

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar


Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 28 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones


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

Date: Saturday February 3

Theme: "Life of Awakening: Perfect Peace"

Speaker: Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Schedule: 9am to 12pm (Japanese), 1pm to 4pm (English)

Registration Fee: $10.00


Kisaragiki Dharma Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 4 at 10am

Speaker: Rev. Nobuo Miyaji


Nirvana Day Dharma Memorial Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, February 11 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones