Author Archives: Ron Gee

Eitaikyo Service – Nov. 20, 2022

| November 9, 2022

Here is the information for our Eitaikyo service on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 9:30AM PDT. We are pleased to have Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, as our guest speaker. We will also be reading the names of everyone in our Eitaikyo book during the Hyobyakumon. To receive a link… Read More »

We Did It! Thank You VHBT Family!

| October 15, 2022

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple was able to host a successful Obon! I am exceptionally proud of our temple community for everyone’s hard work. This is a direct reflection of those that have come before that installed the good feelings and memories in us. Thank You Everyone! Thank you to those that planned! Thank you… Read More »

Hello! Y’ALL H.A.G.S.!!!

| July 13, 2022

Imagine if a total stranger approached you and gave you this greeting. “Y’all H.A.G.S.!” How would this make you feel? I would be a little insulted. “Why did you call me that? A witch?” Do you remember when people used to say, “You old hag” or something like that? This is one of the difficulties… Read More »

Hello, Everyone!

| May 17, 2022

Recently, we celebrated the seven newest additions to our Sangha. I want to thank all the families and extended relatives that participated and made our Hatsumairi possible. I also want to thank everyone that contributed in making the Hatsumairi and Hanamatsuri service as well as the Bento Otoki and Dana Deliveries on April 3 a… Read More »

2022! What Next!

| January 8, 2022

Happy New Year! Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! Welcome 2022! On behalf of the Venice Buddhist Temple, I would like to Thank You to Everyone for your past support in 2021. Congratulations! We have all made it another year! As we have come to 2022 I was wondering, what is your vision for this year? Have… Read More »