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

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

Fall Ohigan

Fall Ohigan

The Fall Ohigan service was held on Sept. 20. After service, the Buddhist Education Committee held its quarterly Book Club meeting. We were pleased to have with us Ryka Aoki, author of the book, “He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song,” to facilitate a very lively and interesting discussion. …read more

He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song

He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song

The VHBT Buddhist Education Committee has announced their Book Club selection for fall 2015: He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song. We are pleased to have the author, Ryka Aoki, facilitate the discussion session. …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

2015 Film Festival

2015 Film Festival

The theme for the 2015 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “Decisions.” The Film Festival will run on four consecutive Sundays, March 1 through March 22 at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. See times below. A short discussion will follow each film, with a special panel discussion following the screening of Lil Tokyo Reporter on March …read more

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Final Installment

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Final Installment

Today, the 2nd of March, we completed the final films of our festival. We finished our first decade of the film festival with a bang: over 70 individuals participated and enjoyed today’s finale. The two films presented exemplified our temple’s theme of “Exile” for this year: “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story,” …read more

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: The New World

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: The New World

The third installment of the Venice Buddhist Film Festival, The New World, was screened Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1:00PM. The film was shown after the Dharma School Pet Memorial Service. Gasshou From The 3rd Film Festival Screening, “The New World”. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 2/24/2014 (6 items) The film front viewing area. …read more

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Behold a Pale Horse

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Behold a Pale Horse

The second film in the series was shown today at 1 PM. A film that follows the Spanish Civil War Veteran, Manuel Artiquez (Gregory Peck). Richard Modiano again was our host for the event. This film is about exiles, here Manuel Artiquez is exiled to France after the Franco Regime wins the war. The story …read more

Spaghetti Fundraiser

Spaghetti Fundraiser

The VHBT Buddhist Education Committee will be holding a spaghetti lunch fundraiser on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 11:00AM (after morning service). Cost is $7 per plate, with proceeds benefiting the temple. Menu: Spaghetti Meatballs (on the side) Salad Rolls Panko dessert Beverage Please reserve your lunch by Feb. 24, 2014 by either signing up …read more