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. … 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 »

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 »

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.… Read More »

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 »

Plumbing Repairs

| May 8, 2018

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 »

Marie Callender’s Fundraiser

| March 6, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, there will be a fundraiser at three different Marie Callender’s locations from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. Marie Callender’s will donate 20% of all proceeds to the temple’s Senior Outreach Program. This fundraiser helps to fund activities such as the weekly Tai Chi Chuan class. Dine in or carry-out. Be sure to… Read More »