Dharma School

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 »


| March 8, 2015

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 12, 2015,… Read More »

Pet Memorial Service

| February 22, 2015

Pictures from our Pet Memorial Service on Feb. 22, 2015. Miinster’s Assistant Richard Modiano gave a talk about the gratitiude that we share with our pets. From Pet Memorial Service. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 3/07/2015 (12 items) Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

Halloween Party

| October 26, 2014

The VHBT Dharma School holds its annual Halloween party. From 2014 Halloween Party. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 10/28/2014 (66 items) Rev. George Matsubayashi drops in. Pin the Bones on the Skeleton Hot potato Teen costumes Day After Halloween The Nanny Mr. Inside Out Totoro Where’s Waldo? Mary Poppins Snoopy, AKA Joe Cool… Read More »

Halloween Party

| October 19, 2014

The Dharma School will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 26, from 5PM-7PM 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 »

Dharma School Installation

| October 5, 2014

The Dharma School staff was installed during this morning’s service. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a luncheon at California Pizza Kitchen in Marina del Rey. From 2014 Dharma School Installation & Luncheon. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 10/06/2014 (29 items) Picking names for the door prizes. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

2014 Fall Ohigan

| September 14, 2014

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple held its Fall Ohigan service on Sunday, Sept. 14. From 2014 Fall Ohigan. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 9/20/2014 (20 items) Rev. Nobuo Miyaji of Gardena Buddhist Church presents the Dharma message. The incoming officers of the VHBT Jr. YBA are installed. Temple President Emily Kariya serves as… Read More »