Author Archives: Ron Gee

2020 Film Festival

| February 17, 2020

The theme for the 2020 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “What is Faith?” The Film Festival will run on four consecutive Sundays, March 1 through March 22, starting at 11:30AM at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

The Year is 1960

| December 12, 2019

John F. Kennedy wins the presidential election. The US Enters the Vietnam War. The IRA starts its fight against the British. Chubby Checker and The Twist start a new dance craze. A Soviet missile shoots down the US U2 spy plane, aluminum cans are used for the first time. The US announces 3,500 American soldiers… Read More »

Mochi Tsuki 2019

| November 19, 2019

It’s Mochi Tsuki Time! The 54th Annual Venice Hongwanji A.B.A. Mochi Tsuki will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. May we again impose upon you and look forward to your participation in this year’s happy event. This is a family affair for young and old alike, and we encourage you to bring your entire… Read More »

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 »