BEC

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 »

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 »

2016 Tri-Temple Seminar

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

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.

BEC Book Booth

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 »

2015 Film Festival

The theme for the 2015 Venice Buddhist Film Festival is “Decisions.” The Film Festival will run on four consecutive Sundays, March 1 through March 22 at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. See times below. A short discussion will follow each film, with a special panel discussion following the screening of Lil Tokyo Reporter on March… Read More »

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Final Installment

Today, the 2nd of March, we completed the final films of our festival. We finished our first decade of the film festival with a bang: over 70 individuals participated and enjoyed today’s finale. The two films presented exemplified our temple’s theme of “Exile” for this year: “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story,”… Read More »

2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: The New World

The third installment of the Venice Buddhist Film Festival, The New World, was screened Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1:00PM. The film was shown after the Dharma School Pet Memorial Service. Gasshou From The 3rd Film Festival Screening, “The New World”. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 2/24/2014 (6 items) The film front viewing area.… Read More »