Announcements

All War Memorial Service

All War Memorial Service

Location: Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016 Time: 10:00 am Please join us in spreading the message of peace, as we remember those who were victims of war. This service was begun in honor of those who were victims of the Atomic Bombs (dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, in Hiroshima …read more

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Once again, the Venice Obon Festival will be holding a silent auction with a number of fantastic items. Visit the temple lobby during the VHBT Obon Festival to place a bid. Bidding ends Sunday, July 17th, at 8:00 PM. …read more

Rev. Quon’s One Year Anniversary

Rev. Quon's One Year Anniversary

Help us celebrate Rev. Kory Quon’s one year anniversary as the resident minister at Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. …read more

Marie Callender’s Fundraiser

Marie Callender's Fundraiser

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, there will be a fundraiser at three different Marie Callender’s locations from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. Marie Callender’s will donate 20% of all proceeds to the temple’s Senior Outreach Program. This fundraiser helps to fund activities such as the weekly Tai Chi Chuan class. Dine in or carry-out. Be sure to …read more

Response to the Shooting in Orlando, Florida

Response to the Shooting in Orlando, Florida

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We wish to express our profound sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. When we encounter tragic events such as this, we turn to the Buddha for guidance on how to live our lives without hating …read more

2016 Venice Obon Festival

2016 Venice Obon Festival

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 16-17, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our Adult Buddhist Association’s renowned Teriyaki Chicken plate. Or our Buddhist Women’s Association crispy, handmade wontons. Our Dharma school will be selling hot dogs & chili rice. Our Jr. YBA will be frying up dangos in plain, sugar, …read more

2016 Obon T-Shirts

2016 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $20 each. Please drop orders off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. If your order is received by June 1, your t-shirts will come in to the Venice Jr. YBA before the VJCC …read more

ABA Aloha Breakfast

ABA Aloha Breakfast

The VHBT ABA held their annual Aloha Breakfast, featuring their famous cha shu fried rice, sausage, eggs, grilled pineapple, Hawaiian sweet roll, and orange wedges. Afterwards, morning service was officiated by our Ministerial Assistants. …read more

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

We held our combined Hanamatsuri (Buddha’s birthday) and Hatsumairi (infant presentation ceremony). We are happy to introduce three new babies to the Amida Buddha. …read more

Sangha Teens Basketball Tournament

Sangha Teens Basketball Tournament

The VHBT Sangha Teens hosted their annual Southern District Basketball Tournament. 53 teens from temples stretching from Oxnard down to San Diego participated. …read more