We held our last Dharma School service of 2016. Also, our Jr. YBA cabinet was installed, and we enjoyed otoki from Rutts afterwards.
We held our Eitaikyo service, when we remembered all those whose contributions to the temple in the past allow us to continue to hear the dharma today. After the service, we recognized the attainment of Kaikyoshi status by Rev. Kory Quon, and also celebrated his birthday during otoki.
The staff for the VHBT Dharma School was formally installed last Sunday. Afterwards we had a nice luncheon at C&O Cucina.
At the beginning of September, several members of the VHBT visited the Getty Museum to see a special exhibit featuring Buddhist artwork in a replica of cave temples located in China.
We celebrated Rev. Kory’s first year as resident minister of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple with a special service & luncheon.
The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s Obon Festival was held on the weekend of July 16 & 17, 2016
This year’s conference was co-hosted by Buddhist Temple of San Diego and Vista Buddhist Temple. The theme of this year’s conference was “American Shin Buddhism: New Voices.” We had several members attending, as well as taking part in the conference. Rev. Kory participated in the Dharmathon, Temple President Emily Kariya was on the first panel… Read More »
We had our annual Dads & Grads service a week early because of the Southern District Conference next week. Five out of our nine high school grads were present to receive congratulatory certificates from the BCA.
There was something very different about last Sunday’s Dharma School service. Yes, we could actually hear Rev. Kory speak! New double-paned windows were installed upstairs.
The VHBT ABA held their annual Aloha Breakfast, featuring their famous cha shu fried rice, sausage, eggs, grilled pineapple, Hawaiian sweet roll, and orange wedges. Afterwards, morning service was officiated by our Ministerial Assistants.