Welcome to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Shinran Shonin, Founder of Jodo Shinshu
The Pasadena Buddhist Temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu tradition of Buddhism. Our national organization is the Buddhist Churches of America, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our temple was established in 1948, and incorporated in 1956. The temple and classrooms were completed in 1958. The annex (Sakai Hall), which is used by the PJAA Bruins organization to conduct basketball practices, was constructed in 1962. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2008. We welcome all to come and learn about the Buddha Dharma.
Rev. Gibbs became our resident minister January 1, 2014. We will continue to be grateful for the presence of Reverend Tetsuo Unno, who will also officiate services for us as he has for over 40 years. Guest ministers will also be invited to our Temple Sunday services.
Family services are held each Sunday. Service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a separate English speaking Discussion Group and a Japanese language Dharma Talk by Rev. Unno, when he is available. Dharma School meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month following Sunday Service. Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA meet monthly.
Obon Dance Practices: June 26-July 19
Dancing is fun! Obon dancing is even more fun! Learning the steps is easy under the tutelage of our wonderful instructors, Sandy and Julie. Bring your tenugui (towels), katchi-katchi (castanets), folding fans and your enthusiasm! If you don't have these, no worry. No experience necessary. Free! Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 pm beginning Tuesday, June 26 and ending Thursday, July 19.
Obon and Hatsubon Service
Please visit the 2018 Obon page for more detailed information.
Dana Offerings & Donations
We deeply appreciate all donations to our Temple. Please use the button below to donate to our Offertory, Special Services, Wish List and Flower Funds via credit card. Please contact the Temple directly to arrange to make donations to the Eitaikyo Fund (Perpetual Memorial) or Legacy Funds via credit card. Gassho.