Benefits of Temple Membership

By joining the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, you will have the privilege of learning the Teachings of the Buddha while helping to create a sense of community, dana and inclusiveness. Membership Benefits include:

Access to Temple Organizations, programs, and services:

  • Organizations: Adult Buddhist Association, Buddhist Women’s Association, Dharma School, Jr. Young Buddhist Association (High School), Sangha Teens (Middle School)
  • Programs
    • Weekly Sunday and Weekday Services, Dharma School classes, Dharma Kids Club
    • Buddhist Education Committee classes and offerings
    • Cub Scout Pack 79 and Girl Scout Troop 5325
    • Senior Outreach (Let’s Learn, Fitness Class, Game Day)

Opportunity to participate in Community-building/fund raising activities

  • Obon Festival & Bon Odori
  • Mochi Tsuki
  • Senior Dana Deliveries
  • Annual Kei-Ai Healthcare and Intermediate Care Center visits

Other Benefits

  • Subscriptions to The Gassho (VHBT) and The Wheel of Dharma (BCA) newsletters
  • Access to District and National Conferences and Seminars
  • Opportunity to participate in select Members-only activities and programs
  • Welcome or Thank You Gift

Membership Dues

Membership Dues help our Temple offer the variety of Programs and Services and to cover operating expenses. Starting in 2021, you may choose to pay your membership in monthly instalments, or in one payment.

  1. Family Membership (Includes children under age 22 yrs): $500
  2. Young Family Membership (Family under age 35 yrs.): $350
  3. Individual Membership (Single Adult age 30 and older): $250
  4. Young Adult Individual Membership (Single adult under age 30 yrs.): $50
  5. Senior Membership (Keiro – age 80 yrs. & older): $125 (Free for seniors who turned 80 before 2018)

[ Online | Print Application ]

You may pay online, but we still need your completed print application. Please download, complete, and send the application to:

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
12371 Braddock Drive
Culver City, California 90230


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