Author Archives: Ron Gee

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 »

Sangha Series #2

| August 16, 2021

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 »

What are You Thinking?

| July 12, 2021

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 »

Dads & Grads Service – June 20, 2021

| June 13, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed Dads & Grads Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Children in Japan Three Treasures Dharma Message Six… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – June 13, 2021

| June 6, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed service on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Hotoke Sama Three Treasures Dharma Message Six Paramitas Announcements… Read More »

Live Virtual Service – June 6, 2021

| May 30, 2021

Here is the information for the live streamed service on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 9:30AM PDT. For a meeting invite, please send an email to vhbtlive@gmail.com. Service order (click on link to open PDF document): Tolling of the Kansho San Butsu Ge Golden Chain Gatha: Morning Gatha (verses 1-4) Three Treasures Dharma Message Six… Read More »