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

Spring 2017 (April to June)

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Shoshin Nembutsu-ge (Shoshinge) - Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu - by Rev. Koho Takata

Monday, 6:30-8:00PM

April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 (5 week class: $50)

 

Introduction to the Three Pure Land Sutras by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 18, 25, May 2, 16 (4 week class: $40)

 

Contemporary Issues and Jodo Shinshu Perspective (Discussion) by Rev. William Briones

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 (5 week class: $50)

 

Japanese Buddhist Art by Rev. Masao Kodani

Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM

April 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25 (5 week class: $50)

 

蓮如上人と御文章 Rennyo Shonin  (Class taught in Japanese) by Rev. George Matsubayashi

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

April 22, May 13, June 3 (3 week class: $30)

 

Listening to Great Zennists as a Means of Broadening and Deepening One’s Shin Buddhism by Rev. Tetsuo Unno

Saturday, 10:00-11:30AM

April 15, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (5 week class: $50)

 

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

Upcoming Events   |   Calendar

 

Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 7 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Koho Takata (English), Rev. George Matsubayashi (Japanese)

Followed by Dharma class led by Rev. Koho Takata

 

Mother's Day Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 14 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones

 

Gotane Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 21 at 10:00am

Speakers: Rev. Tetsuo Unnno (English), Rev. Seikan Fukuma (Japanese)

 

Memorial Day Sunday Dharma Service (open to public)

Date: Sunday, May 28 at 10:00am

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

Followed by Dharma class led by Rimban William Briones