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 GATHERING

2019 FALL (September to November)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM: October 14, 21, 28, November 11, 18 

 

The Basic Teaching of Jodo Shinshu Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16

 

Jodo Shinshu and Christianity Rev. Mas Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24 

 

法座今の時代、私達は真宗から何を聞くのか? Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: September 28, October 26, November 23

 

Need to Register to attend the Dharma Gathering. For more information, please contact Dharma Center at NishiDharmaCenter@gmail.com 

Upcoming Events   

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, November 24 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Temple Close for Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 28 & 29

 

General Cleanup, NO Sunday Service

Date: Sunday, December 1 at 8:30am

 

Bodhi Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 8 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. George Matsubayashi (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 15 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 22 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Temple Close for Holiday

Date: December 24 & 25

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 29 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Year-End Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00pm

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

 

New Year's Day Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00am

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

 

Temple Close for New Year's Day

Date: January 2

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 5 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones