JANM Archival Seminar

| July 29, 2017

Jaime Henricks, BCA Archivist at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), gave a seminar on how to get started in performing an archival project at your temple. Recorded at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on July 24, 2017. Handout JANM Archival SeminarWatch this video on YouTube

2016 Board Installations

| January 9, 2016

The officers for the temple board, Adult Buddhist Association, and Buddhist Women’s Association, were installed last night. From 2016 Board Installations. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 1/09/2016 (8 items) ABA Board is installed 2016 ABA Board Buddhist Women’s Association board is installed 2016 Buddhist Women’s Association board Temple board is installed Temple board… Read More »

Rev. John’s Farewell Party

| April 20, 2014

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple shows its appreciation to Rev. John Iwohara and his wife, Eri, at a farewell luncheon held at Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant on April 20, 2014. From Rev. John’s Farewell Party. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 5/01/2014 (104 items) "Come on in!" The ladies manning the reception table. Tyson… Read More »

2014 Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service

| April 6, 2014

Last Sunday, we held our joint Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service. We had two Hatsumairi infants who were presented to the Amida Buddha for the first time. Officiating the service was Rev. John Iwohara, former resident minister of the Venice Hongwanji, now with Gardena Buddhist Church. Our guest speaker was Rev. Nobuo Miyaji, current resident minister of Gardena… Read More »

Rev. Iwohara Farewell Party

| March 24, 2014

Dear Members of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Bishop Kodo Umezu is transferring Rev. John Iwohara from Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple to Gardena Buddhist Church effective April 1, 2014. Rev. John has been with our temple for 12 years, and has truly helped to… Read More »