Photo Gallery - 2014

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

We had a Dharma School Slumber/Pajama Party Saturday Night, the 8th of March 2014. We played Bingo, we had contests, we hung out together, we ate, we won prizes, we shared of ourselves, oh what a night, the Dharma School Family Fun Night. As the final event we watched, Monster’s University, after which the kids …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

Pet Memorial Service

Pet Memorial Service

Today we memorialized the many pets that have touched our lives. The joy they brought to us with the warmth and happiness they shared, echoes the true sentiment of family they were and are to us. Gasshou From 2014 Dharma School Pet Memorial Service. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 2/24/2014 (11 items) The …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

Lady Takeko Kujo & BWA Memorial Service

Lady Takeko Kujo & BWA Memorial Service

Pictures from the Venice Buddhist Women’s Association memorial service held on Feb. 15, 2014. Dharma message was delivered by Rev. Tetsu Unno. …read more

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Sansho Dayu

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Sansho Dayu

Today we kicked off our 10th Annual Film Festival. The film “Sansho Dayu” or Sansho the Bailiff, a film by Kenji Mizoguchi. A film revolving around separation of body as well as spirit. The film was introduced by @[1417247241:2048:Richard Modiano] and with a discussion after the film led by Rev. John Iwohara. The film was …read more

Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday

Today we conducted our Scout Sunday Service. What a wonderful turnout. We had participation from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts affiliated with out temple. We also had participation from our temple kids affiliated with other troops and dens. It was great to see all the young faces in the hondo. Thank …read more

SD Jr. YBA Volleyball Tournament

SD Jr. YBA Volleyball Tournament

Members from eight different Jr. YBA chapters get together at the Orange County Buddhist Church to play in the Southern District Jr. YBA Volleyball Tournament. From 2014 Southern District Jr YBA Volleyball Tournament. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 2/02/2014 (17 items) Southern District Girls Athletic Chair, and VHBT Jr. YBA member, Morgan Gee …read more

2014 Shinnen Enkai

2014 Shinnen Enkai

On January 19, 2014, the VHBT held its annual Shinnen Enkai celebration at the temple, hosted by the Buddhist Women’s Association. As part of the entertainment, the Venice Jr. YBA performed the skit that was presented at the last Central District Jr. YBL conference in Fresno. Post by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Afterwards, an ABA …read more