Our temple was featured this month on the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Hongwanji International Center website.… Read More »
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 »
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 »
This year’s Shinnen Kai was virtual again.
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 »
10 years ago, I got a shirt as a gift. It was a nice long sleeve Brooks Brothers shirt. Now for many people, they might not think that spending $100 is a lot for a shirt, but for me you could get 3. With this in mind, I only wear it for special occasions. Have… Read More »
We are happy to announce that the second seminar in our Sangha Series, “The Dharma and Coping with COVID-19,” will take place on Tuesday, August 24, at 7:00PM PT. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Candice Shibata, Resident Minister of the Buddhist Church of Stockton.… Read More »
Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind, so difficult to subdue, ever swift, and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness. The Dharmapada, chapter 3, verse 35 Hello, Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I imagine that without the summer festivals and Obons these are truly the hottest times of… Read More »