Welcome to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple
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, 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. We welcome him to our sangha.
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.
Classes for the Community
Rev. Gregory Gibbs is offering three new classes that are open to the public and free of charge (donations welcome). The classes are Tai Chi as Exercise - Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, alternating Wednesdays at 11:30 am or evenings at 8:30 following Study Class
Buddhism Study Classes - Alternating Wednesdays at 10:30 am or 7:30 pm
Forms of Meditation - alternating Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. Sundays at 9:30 am.
Please click on the button below or go to the Calendar for exact times and dates.
Buddhist Women's Association Fun(d)raisers for 2015
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Sept. 17: Shakers (South Pasadena)
Oct. 1: Pieology, 915 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, noon-9:00 pm
Oct. 3: Citadel Shopping Extravaganza
Fall Favorites Take-Out Dinner - October 24, 2015 - 4-7 pm
Fall is coming. Miss your favorite Obon foods? We are having our Fall Favorites Take-Out Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 24th featuring two of our most popular Obon dishes: BBQ Chicken Teriyaki and Beef Chow Mein with grilled noodles with steamed rice and salad on the side. This year meals will be available by pre-order only. All meals will be packed for take-out, but a few tables will be set-up if you wish to eat your meals on site. Please place your order online using the form below or download the order form and mail with your check (payable to Pasadena Buddhist Temple) to PBT at 1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103.
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