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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Message on the Separation of Parents and Children at the U.S. Border

 

We all wish to see an immediate end to the cruel separation of children from their parents at the southern border of the United States. We are overwhelmed with feelings of profound sorrow and concern.

 

Our founder Shinran Shonin was guided by deep self-reflection. Following his example, let us realize that everything that happens in our human society is actually caused by us directly or indirectly. We should recognize the responsibility each of us has in the causes of and solutions to our problems. We sincerely want the suffering caused by inhumane actions to stop and for all of us live harmoniously and peacefully.

 

As Buddhists, we should strive to create a world of kindness to all beings by listening to the Compassionate Call from the World of Nirvana, the realm in which there is no separation between self and other; the True and Real Home for all.

 

Rev. Kodo Umezu

Bishop, Buddhist Churches of America 

Tai Chi / Qigong Class

Every Friday from 10:00-11:00AM at Kaikan

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DHARMA CENTER presents              DHARMA GATHERING

2018 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 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12 

 

The Basic Teaching of Buddhism Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3 

 

法座 『親鸞の覚悟』 (Class taught in Japanese) Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: 『就活ー婚活ー終活』September 29,

『すわっておれない阿弥陀さま』October 27, 『’0’は仏教から』November 10

  

Turning, Once Again, to Shinran Shonin and His Great Myokonin Disciples Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: September 29, October 13, 27, November 3, 10

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 1 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Bon Dance (open to public)

Date: July 7 & 8

 

Obon Dharma Service (open to public) 

Date: Sunday, July 15

Time: 9:00am at Evergreen Cemetery, 10:00am at Temple Hondo, 11:30am at Nokotsudo

Speaker: Rev. Geroge Matsubayashi (English & Japanese)

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 22 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 29 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones