Author Archives: Ron Gee

Tri-Temple Seminar

| September 20, 2019

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be hosting this year’s Tri-Temple Seminar between us, Gardena Buddhist Church, and West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple. Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 Time: 8:30AM – Noon Location: Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr, Culver City, CA 90230 Cost: free, but please RSVP so we know how much lunch to… Read More »

Hearing the Call

| September 1, 2019

Hello, Everyone!  I hope you have had a relaxing summer season.  I cannot express how proud and thankful I am for not only our temple, but also the community that we are a part of.  Thank you to those that attended and represented our temple at the 2019 World Buddhist Women’s Convention.  It was a… Read More »

Introduction to Pure Land Buddhism

| August 5, 2019

The VHBT Buddhist Education Committee is presenting the third set of classes in our Introduction to Buddhism series (the first two were Introduction to General Buddhism and Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism). Classes will be taught by Minister Assistant, Richard Modiano. Description: Developed out of the Mahayana tradition, Pure Land Buddhism does not promise liberation into Nirvana in… Read More »

How Do you Spend a Lazy Day?

| June 9, 2019

Happy Summer, Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Family! Thank You for Your continued support with the upcoming Venice Japanese Community Center Festival (6.22-23) and our own Obon Festival (7.22-23). We are all part of this community and I look forward to seeing and working with all of you. It not only brings us all together, but… Read More »

2019 Obon Festival

| May 5, 2019

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 20-21, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our teriyaki chicken bowl, vegetarian curry, chili dogs and chili rice, salad, spam musubi, and dangos for dessert. Fried wontons will be making a re-appearance following a one year hiatus! Odori (dancing) will run from 7:00PM-8:30PM on both evenings.

April 6, 2019

| April 6, 2019

Hello All, Thank you to those of you who have informed sangha members in your district/temple of our invitation to add new members to our Archives and Historic Preservation Committee.  We have drafted a list of our current goals/projects:  Network with other temples and individuals in districts throughout BCA. Encourage individual temples to establish/expand their… Read More »

March 17, 2019

| March 17, 2019

Hello BCA Friends, Thank you for your interest by attending our archives workshop and/or visiting the information table at National Council and Ministers’ Meetings in Phoenix. We hope we were able to give you some ideas to take back to your temples to develop or expand your unique collections, or to consider donating to the… Read More »

The Social Face of Buddhism

| March 10, 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 was a very eventful year. Thank You to everyone for helping to making it so memorable for the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. I look forward to a Wonderful 2019! A little while ago, our temple hosted the Southern District Conference at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Our theme was… Read More »

2019 Film Festival

| March 2, 2019

The theme for the 2019 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “Troubling Times.” The Film Festival will run on four consecutive Sundays, March 3 through March 24, starting at 12 noon at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

BWA Memorial Service

| February 7, 2019

Our BWA will be holding its annual Memorial Service for all BWA members who have passed away, in conjunction with commemoration of Lady Takeko Kujo, founder of the Buddhist Women’s Association; Eshinni-sama, wife of Shinran Shonin; and Kakushinni-sama, daughter of Shinran Shonin.  Rev. Candice Shibata of Buddhist Church of Florin will be our guest speaker.  Please… Read More »