Author Archives: Ron Gee

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

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

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

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

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 »

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.