Announcements

Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi (Infant Presentation Ceremony) is a ceremony in which a child is presented to Amida Buddha for the first time. The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple traditionally holds its Hatsumairi in conjunction with the Hanamatsuri service celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This year, the combined Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi service will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2017, …read more

2017 Film Festival

The theme for the 2017 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “The Social Face of Buddhism.” The Film Festival will run on three consecutive Sundays, March 5 through March 19 at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. See times below. A short discussion will follow each film. For more information about the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Film Festival, …read more

Rev. Miyaji’s Retirement Luncheon

Rev. Miyaji's Retirement Luncheon

Rev. Nobuo Miyaji, former resident minister of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and currently the resident minister at Gardena Buddhist Church (GBC), will be honored with a retirement luncheon hosted by GBC. Letter to the GBC Sangha & Friends Luncheon Registration Form For those of you who belong to Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and would …read more

East Meets West

East Meets West

This year’s East Meets West seminar features a Dharmathon of Higashi and Nishi ministers. …read more

Mochi Tsuki 2016

Mochi Tsuki 2016

It’s Mochi Tsuki Time! The 51st Annual Venice Hongwanji A.B.A. Mochi Tsuki will be held on December 3, 2016. May we again impose upon you and look forward to your participation in this year’s happy event. This is a family affair for young and old alike, and we encourage you to bring your entire family …read more

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

The Dharma School will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30, from 4PM-6PM at the VHBT. Fun for all ages! Games and costume contest for kids and adults! Prizes! The sign-up sheet to bring a potluck dish is posted on the downstairs bulletin board. Please bring one bag of candy to share. …read more

ABA Steak Feast & Bingo Night

ABA Steak Feast & Bingo Night

Join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 6:00pm for our annual Venice Hongwanji ABA Steak Feast & Bingo Night*, an Adult Buddhist Association fundraiser. Price: $25 per plate Eat in or take out. Each dinner will include a grilled rib eye steak, baked potato, vegetables and salad. This event requires ADVANCE ORDER SALES only …read more

Senior Outreach Fundraiser

Senior Outreach Fundraiser

Eat bread to raise dough. Panera Bread will donate a portion of net sales to the temple’s Senior Outreach Program. Be sure to bring in this flyer so we can get credit for your purchase. The more flyers we bring in, the larger the percentage of Panera Bread’s donation (anywhere from 10% to 20% of …read more

Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

Come by to view a selection of artwork by our talented members and community members. We will have art work as well as crafts available for sale. …read more

2016 Tri-Temple Seminar

2016 Tri-Temple Seminar

The Tri-Temple Seminars are educational programs presented by neighboring temples within the Southern District Council of the Buddhist Churches of America. In our area, hosting of the Tri-Temple seminar rotates between the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (VHBT), West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, and Gardena Buddhist Church. This year’s Tri-Temple Seminar is being hosted by the …read more