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.

DHARMA CENTER presents Dharma Classes

Fall 2017 (September to November)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 (5 week class: $50)

 

蓮如上人と御一代記聞書 Rennyo Shonin  (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 9, October 14, November 11 (3 week class: $30)

 

The Aim of These Lectures: Explaining Shin Buddhism in the Simplest Way Possible by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

September 23, 30, October 14, 21, November 4 (5 week class: $50)

 

 

For more information, please contact Dharma Center at nishidharmacenter@gmail.com

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Hatsubon (First Obon) Dharma Memorial Service

Date: Saturday, July 1 at 10:00am & 1:00pm

Speakers for 10am: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

Speakers for 1pm: Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 2 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Independence Day (Office Close)

Date: Tuesday, July 4

 

Obon Carnival (open to public)

Saturday, July 8 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, July 9 from 2:00pm to 8:30pm

 

Obon Services (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 16

Time & Location:

     Evergreen Cemetery at 9:00am

     Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at 10:00am

          Speaker: Rev. Hiroshi Abiko (English & Japanese)

     Nishi Hongwanji Nokotsudo at 11:30am

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 23 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 30 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones