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.
Rev. Gregory Gibbs is offering 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, Wednesdays at 8:30 pm following Study Class and Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Forms of Meditation - Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Thursday at 9:30 am. Please click on the button below or go to the Calendar for exact times and dates. Buddhist Study - Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am.