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 (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. 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.
Beef Teriyaki Roll-up Take-Out Dinner
CLASS VACATION SCHEDULE: No classes on the following dates:
Tuesdays: March 28 April 4
Wednesday: March 29, April 5
Thursday: March 30, April 6
Statement from the Buddhist Churches of America on the Executive Order Regarding Travel from Seven Nations
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017 has been causing serious concerns and suffering for many people, especially Muslims and immigrants. It has brought back memories of the unlawful mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Even if the intent of the Executive Order is to protect our citizens from terrorist attacks, we strongly oppose any actions that lead to discrimination against certain groups just because of their ethnicity or faith.
We should remind ourselves that all people deserve to be respected and treated equally under the law. Each faith group should encourage and promote peace and harmony based on its beliefs and principles, and help create a better nation that we can be proud of.
Reverend Kodo Umezu, Bishop, Buddhist Churches of America
BWA Dine-Out Schedule and Coupons
Temple Cherry Trees and Flowers
BCA National Council Meeting: March 1, 2017
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