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 »
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 »
It’s Mochi Tsuki Time! The 52nd Annual Venice Hongwanji A.B.A. Mochi Tsuki will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 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 »
The Dharma School will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 29, from 4PM-6PM at the VHBT.
南加教区仏教教育セミナー Jodo Shinshu Rituals in Daily Life: Gratitude and Appreciation – Every Moment, Every Morning, & Every Evening 『毎日の日暮らしの中での浄土真宗儀礼：報恩感謝』 Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Location: LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Speaker: Reverend Katsuya Kusunoki, Rimban, Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple Topics include: What is a family altar? How should the altar be decorated? What are the… Read More »
Our Jr. YBA took a turn maintaining the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument. Read the article in the Rafu Shimpo here.
Hatsumairi (Infant Presentation Ceremony) is a ceremony in which a child is presented to Amida Buddha for the first time. The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple traditionally holds its Hatsumairi in conjunction with the Hanamatsuri service celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This year, the combined Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi service will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2017,… Read More »