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 SPRING (April to June)

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

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM: May 6, 13, 20, June 17, 24 

 

The Basic Teaching of Jodo Shinshu Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 23, 30, May 14, 21, 28 

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 

 

Buddhist History to Kamakura Period Rev. Mas Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23

 

法座阿弥陀佛と御釈迦様、親鸞様と私たち』(Class taught in Japanese) Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: April 27, May 25, June 22

 

The, at Times, Unrecognized Depths of Shinran Shonin’s Writings Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM: April 13, 27, May 25, June 1, 15

 

Need to 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, June 23 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, June 30 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. Kaz Nakata

 

Hatsubon (First Obon) Dharma Service

Date: Saturday, June 6

10:00am  Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Koho Takata (Japanese)

1:00pm    Rimban William Briones (English), Rev. Kaz Nakata (Japanese)

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 7 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones

 

Odori Practice (open to public)

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

From June 18th - July 11th. No practice July 4th

 

Bon Dance (open to public)

Date: Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14

 

Bon Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 21 at 10:00am

Speaker: Rev. George Matsubayashi (English & Japanese)

 

9:00am    Obon Service @ Evergreen Cemetery

11:30am  Obon Service @ Temple Nokotsudo (Muryo koju-do)

 

Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, July 28 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma Session by Rev. William Briones