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 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: February 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18 

 

The Basic Teaching of Jodo Shinshu Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 

 

Buddhist History to Kamakura Period Rev. Mas Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21

 

法座 『終活』 (Class taught in Japanese) Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: 『迷えるものは道を問わない』January 26, 『親鸞の言う浄土とは』February 23, 『いつ死んでも大丈夫!いつまで生きていても大丈夫!』March 30

 

What We Shin Buddhists might learn from Other Traditions: Zen, Psychology, Literature etc. Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: January 19, 26, February 23, March 9, 23

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Year End Appreciation Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 16 at 10:00am

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

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 23 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Temple Close on December 24 & 25 for Holiday

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, December 30 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Year End Service (open to public)

Date: Monday, December 31 at 6:00pm

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

 

New Year's Day Service (open to public)

Date: Tuesday, January 1 at 10:00am

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

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 6 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Kaz Nakata (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Hoonko Seminar (open to public, need to register)

Date: Saturday, January 12 from 9am to 3pm

Theme: "Life of Awakening: Shinjin and Nembutsu"

Speakers: Rev. Kenneth Fujimoto, Rev. Nobuo Haneda (English & Japanese)

Registration Fee: $15.00 (including lunch and refreshments)

 

Hoonko Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, January 13 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Kenneth Fujimoto (English), Rev. Nobuo Haneda (Japanese)