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 »

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 »

Southern District BEC Seminar

| October 8, 2017

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 »

2017 Film Festival

| March 2, 2017

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 »

2016 Tri-Temple Seminar

| August 30, 2016

The Tri-Temple Seminars are educational programs presented by neighboring temples within the Southern District Council of the Buddhist Churches of America. In our area, hosting of the Tri-Temple seminar rotates between the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (VHBT), West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, and Gardena Buddhist Church. This year’s Tri-Temple Seminar is being hosted by the… Read More »

Fall Ohigan

| September 21, 2015

The Fall Ohigan service was held on Sept. 20. After service, the Buddhist Education Committee held its quarterly Book Club meeting. We were pleased to have with us Ryka Aoki, author of the book, “He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song,” to facilitate a very lively and interesting discussion.… Read More »

BEC Book Booth

| May 8, 2015

Please donate your new or used books for the Buddhist Education Committee’s Book Booth at the VHBT Obon Festival. Of particular interest are books, CDs, and DVDs on the following subjects: Cookbooks (all kinds) Asian subjects Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Crafts Special Interests Japanese church cookbooks Children’s books Non-fiction Fiction, particularly mysteries Deposit books in the… Read More »