Photo Gallery - 2013

Buddhist Womens Association Delegates Meeting at WLA Temple

Buddhist Womens Association Delegates Meeting at WLA Temple

Members of the VHBT Fujinkai help out, as well as participate in, the BWA Delegates meeting held at West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple on Oct. 12, 2013. Photos courtesy of Phyllis Hayashibara. From Buddhist Womens Association Delegates Meeting at WLA Temple. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 12/02/2013 (9 items) Salad by Laura and …read more

Jr YBA Religious Retreat

Jr YBA Religious Retreat

The Venice Jr. YBA participated in the 2013 Southern District Religious Retreat on Oct. 5, 2013. This year’s 2013 Retreat was also attended by members of our Jr. YBA. From 2013 Jr. YBA Retreat. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 10/17/2013 (3 items) The proud parents Attendees in group shot including members from Venice …read more

2013 Fall Ohigan

2013 Fall Ohigan

Today we celebrated Fall Ohigan with our guest speaker Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara. The Howa or Dharma Talk consisted of 3 talks, one for the kids, one for the English speaking adults and one for the Japanese speaking adults. The talk was very engaging and straightforward in it’s delivery. We were all impressed by Rev. Kuwahara’s …read more

2013 Southern District Jr. YBL Conference

2013 Southern District Jr. YBL Conference

The 2013 Southern District Jr YBL Conference was hosted by the Arizona Buddhist Temple. Eight members of the Venice Jr. YBA made the trip to Phoenix. From 2013 Southern District Jr YBL Conference. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 9/02/2013 (16 items) Trying to find some shade while waiting for the group picture to …read more

ABA 50th Anniversary

ABA 50th Anniversary

The Venice ABA 50th Anniversary was something we were able to share between generations, temples, and countries! Thank you everyone for making it such a special event! From ABA 50th Anniversary. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 8/25/2013 (54 items) President of ABA and host of the 50th Anniversary Celebration The cupcake tree catering …read more

Obon 2013, Day 2

Obon 2013, Day 2

From Obon 2013, Day 2 (July 28). Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 7/28/2013 (32 items) Getting ready for day 2! Our raffle booth, with a listing of our sponsors and donors (2nd Prize is $500, anoth… Our raffle booth, with a listing of our sponsors and donors (Grand Prize is $1,000, 3… Some …read more

Obon 2013, Day 1

Obon 2013, Day 1

Day 1 (July 27) From Obon 2013. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 7/28/2013 (62 items) not as straight as in past years, but still gets the job done! And, nobody got dizzy … THe lunch spread Dessert Short break before lunch and the beginning of the festival getting ready for lunch getting ready …read more

Obon 2013, Prep Work

Obon 2013, Prep Work

Not photos of everyone who came and helped, but hopefully you get the idea! From Getting Ready for the Obon Festival 2013. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 7/27/2013 (12 items) Lunch break! It’s like a temple picnic Lunch break! It’s like a temple picnic Mr. Al Morita. One of our great friends! Our …read more

Santa Barbara Obon 2013

Santa Barbara Obon 2013

A chartered bus brought members of the VHBT to the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara, which held their first obon in 24 years. Everyone had a great time, Rev. Henry Adams and the folks from Santa Barbara greeted all with great joy. The effort was more than just the temple, it was done by the …read more

2013 Hatsu Bon/Obon Service

2013 Hatsu Bon/Obon Service

Over this past weekend, in celebration of Obon at Venice Honwanji, we sponsored a seminar by Rev. Julie Hanada. Following the seminar, the next day she participated as our guest speaker. In the seminar and howa or Dharma talk, she shared her insignts into Buddhism from her vast experience as a priest in BCA and …read more