Photo Gallery - 2012

Soba Making

Soba Making

The Fujinkai prepared soba for the 2012 New Years Eve service.

Mochi Tsuki 2012

Mochi Tsuki 2012

Spit & Polish 2

Spit & Polish 2

Five membrs of the VHBT Jr. YBA took part in Spit & Polish 2, the cleaning of the National Japanese American Veterans Memorial Court at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. The cleaning was in preparation for a Veterans Day ceremnony next weekend. Participating along with the five members of Jr YBA were students …read more

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

The Dharma School held its annual Halloween party at the temple on Oct. 28, 2012.

Buddhist Women’s Association Conference

Buddhist Women's Association Conference

Members of the Venice Hongwanji Fujinkai attended the 42nd Federation of Buddhist Women’s Association Conference from Oct. 12-14, 2012, at the Doubletree Hilton in San Jose. Photos courtesy of Phyllis Hayashibara

Rev. John’s 10th Anniversary

Rev. John's 10th Anniversary

We celebrate Rev. John Iwohara’s 10th year anniversary as Resident Minister of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Jr YBA Installation

Jr YBA Installation

The officers for the 2012-2013 Jr YBA were installed during Dharma School service on Sept. 30, 2012.

Dharma School Installation

Dharma School Installation

The Dharma School Staff for the 2012-2013 school year was installed in a ceremony on Sept. 23, 2012. Photos courtesy Ray Fukumoto.

Sundae Sunday

Sundae Sunday

The first Dharma School session of the 2012/2013 school year kicks off with ice cream sundaes after service.

Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course

Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course

Congratulations to Jeffrey Ignarro for completing the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course, a two-year endeavor. Jeffrey is the second member of the VHBT to complete the course, after Richard Modiano. He received his Certificate of Completion during the first Sunday service of the 2012/2013 Dharma School year.