Announcements

10 Year Service Awards

10 Year Service Awards

Dharma School superintendent Jayme Heyl and Minsters Assistant Richard Modiano received their 10-year service award from the Federation of Dharma School Teachers League.

Memorial Day Weekend Services

Memorial Day Weekend Services

There will be no Dharma School at the VHBT this Sunday because of Memorial Day weekend services: Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:00AM Green Hills (27501 Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275) 11:30AM Evergreen (204 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033) Monday, May 25, 2015 9:00AM Woodlawn Memorial Day Service (1847 14th St, Santa …read more

Senior Outreach & Minister’s Assistant Fundraiser

Senior Outreach & Minister's Assistant Fundraiser

On Tuesday, May. 19, 2015, 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 and our Minister’s Assistant educational fund. Dine in or carry-out. Be sure to bring in this flyer so we can get …read more

BEC Book Booth

BEC Book Booth

Please donate your new or used books for the Buddhist Education Committee’s Book Booth at the VHBT Obon Festival. Of particular interest are books, CDs, and DVDs on the following subjects: Cookbooks (all kinds) Asian subjects Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Crafts Special Interests Japanese church cookbooks Children’s books Non-fiction Fiction, particularly mysteries Deposit books in the …read more

Southern District Obon Schedule 2015

Southern District Obon Schedule 2015

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 18-19. There will be a total of six five odori practices at the temple, all in July: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, & 13. All practices will be held from 7:00PM-8:30PM. If you’d like to order a 2015 Southern District Obon T-shirt, please …read more

2015 LABCC Camp

2015 LABCC Camp

Applications for this year’s LABCC (Los Angeles Buddhist Coordinating Council) summer camp are available in the VHBT social hall (look on the table in the foyer). The camp will run from July 25th – August 1st at Camp Morningstar in the San Bernadino mountains, and is open to boys & girls from 8-12 years of …read more

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

On April 25, 2015, the country of Nepal was struck by a 7.8 earthquake. This disaster has left in its wake a tragedy beyond our comprehension. The enormous loss of life, the damage to the country’s infrastructure, and the effect on the livelihoods of the people of Nepal as well as many of its neighboring …read more

2015 Obon T-Shirts

2015 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $15 each, except for XXL, which are $17. Orders can be dropped off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. If your order is received by May 24, your t-shirts will come in to …read more

VJAMM Fundraiser

VJAMM Fundraiser

From Phyllis Hayashibara of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker committee: What’s happening with the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker? Why isn’t it built already? The VJAMM Committee has been carefully complying with every step of the city and state processes, patiently awaiting the next steps from city and state advisors. Most recently, on Wednesday, …read more

Wine-A-Palooza

Wine-A-Palooza

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple are hosting a joint fund raiser on Saturday, May 16, from 7PM-9PM, at the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple. The evening includes: Wine Education Presentation Sampling of 6 white and 6 red wines Old World vs. New World wines Light refreshments Wine glass …read more