Southern District BEC Seminar

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 »

ABA 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. The VHBT Sangha Teens will be having a fundraising bake sale in conjunction with the breakfast.


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 »

2017 Film Festival

The theme for the 2017 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “The Social Face of Buddhism.” The Film Festival will run on three consecutive Sundays, March 5 through March 19 at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. See times below. A short discussion will follow each film. For more information about the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Film Festival,… Read More »

Rev. Miyaji’s Retirement Luncheon

Rev. Nobuo Miyaji, former resident minister of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and currently the resident minister at Gardena Buddhist Church (GBC), will be honored with a retirement luncheon hosted by GBC. Letter to the GBC Sangha & Friends Luncheon Registration Form For those of you who belong to Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and would… Read More »

Mochi Tsuki 2016

It’s Mochi Tsuki Time! The 51st Annual Venice Hongwanji A.B.A. Mochi Tsuki will be held on December 3, 2016. 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 family… Read More »

Halloween Party

The Dharma School will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30, from 4PM-6PM at the VHBT. Fun for all ages! Games and costume contest for kids and adults! Prizes! The sign-up sheet to bring a potluck dish is posted on the downstairs bulletin board. Please bring one bag of candy to share.… Read More »