Author Archives: Ron Gee

Failure to Success

Hello, Friends and Families of the Venice Buddhist Temple Community! Our doors are now open and we are back into full swing. With new sewer lines, gas lines, and floors, we look forward to all of you coming home.* As I was listening to a television show, I came to hear this quote from Albert… Read More »

2018 Obon Festival

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 21-22, from 3PM-9PM. Odori practice begins Wednesday, June 27, from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.

Plumbing Repairs

Our temple has been undergoing some extensive repairs recently, forcing the closure of the temple to activities in April and May. The repairs to the plumbing necessitated the closure of the temple because trenches were dug up through the kitchen, social hall, and both restrooms. As careful as the plumbing company was, there was still… Read More »

ABA Aloha Breakfast

The VHBT ABA will be having their annual Aloha Breakfast. Come and have a delicious breakfast at the temple before attending morning service. Special Recipe Chashu fried rice, eggs, sausage, orange / pineapple, with King’s Hawaiian Sweet bread.

BWA Memorial Service

The VHBT BWA held its annual Kisaragi-ki (Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial), Esshinni-sama / Kakushi-sama Memorial, and VHBT Fujinkai Memorial service. Our guest speaker was Rev. Patti Usuki from the San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Scout Sunday

We recognize our Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops. After service, the Scouts helped color 2019 calendars for the retirement home seniors.

Winter Pacific Seminar

A number of VHBT members attended the Winter Pacific Seminar at Orange County Buddhist Church. The theme was The Nembutsu in the World; The World of Nembutsu, and featured two keynote speakers: Rev. Tetsuo Unno & Rev. Dr. Mark Unno. Winter Pacific Seminar Flyer