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.
Classes offered: *Forms of Meditation *Tai-Chi as Exercise *Topics in Basic Buddhism No charge for classes. Donations accepted. No prior experience necessary. Click on the grey button above for the class schedule.
Eating Today? Join BWA at one of their restaurant fun(d)raisers. Present the flyer to the server and BWA will earn a portion of your bill. Upcoming:
May 19 - Panera Bread in La Cañada
June 2 - Corner Bakery in Hastings Ranch
June 16 - Domenico's Italian Restaurant
All TEMPLE Clean-UP and Pot Luck BBQ June 4th
Save the date, come help dust, sweep, and clean the grounds of our temple to get ready for our many visitors for Obon. The more the merrier! Good way to share some time with members of our sangha. Alan will BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers....so bring a side-dish for your pot-luck!
New Flower Garden courtesy of Eagle Scout Project
Thanks to Douglas Ideno, our Temple has a new flower garden to help provide flowers for our altar and bring new life and beauty to a corner of our parking lot. Douglas organized, planned and executed this new garden on Saturday morning (Mar. 26) as part of his Boy Scout Eagle Award project. Trees and weeds were removed (except for the Bodhi Tree!), the ground leveled, rocks and stones brought in and plants placed in the ground. Douglas is a member of our Jr. YBA.Congratulations to him, his crew and family for completing his Eagle project. Alan Hatakeyama was his Temple advisor.
May 29 Sunday Memorial Day Service To be Held at Mountain View Cemetery, 2400 N. Fair Oaks, Altadena, at 10 am. No Temple Service. Please come and honor our departed loved ones and the veterans who served our country.
Sign-up NOW for FREE Genki Conference
This is a free event, hosted by Keiro, Pasadena Buddhist Temple, First Presbyterian Church of Altadena, Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute, and the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors. Click on the image to go to their website to see the entire program and Register ONLINE. Free consultation with an estate planning attorney and pharmacist...but these are by appointment only, these slots filled up quickly last time.
Make plans to join members of other Southern District temples on Saturday, June 18th in San Diego for the 2016 Southern District Conference. There will be Dharma talks and a District BWA meeting during lunch. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included in the $65 registration fee (BWA will pay for BWA members). If you need a ride, we will arrange carpools from our temple (Nishi Betsuin will also have a bus that will leave their temple at 6:30 AM. Cost will be between $21-$26). Please contact Lynne Ozawa if you wish to attend – registration deadline is May 10.
Father's Day BWA Chirashi Sale
The Buddhist Women's Association will be holding their annual Chirashi Rice sale on Father's Day, June 19, 2016. Individual servings, as shown in the picture at left, are being offered for $6, by PRE-ORDER ONLY. Go online to order or download the form and mail to the Temple at 1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena, 91103, or bring to service. Checks payable to Pasadena BWA. Order deadline is June 12. Pick-up time on June 19 is 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.
The Las Vegas Obon is on August 6th. We have charted a bus that will leave the Temple at 10:00AM on Friday and leave Las Vegas on Sunday at 11:00 am. The 2-night hotel stay will be at the California Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas (Meal coupons are also included if using the hotel package). Costs:
Bus ONLY (for you high rollers that get comped rooms) $90/person
Bus + Hotel + Meals (Single Occupancy) $220/person
Bus + Hotel + Meals (Double Occupancy) $200/person
Contact Jeannie Toshima for more information or to sign-up. Deadline June 28.
Pasadena Buddhist Temple. 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. PasadenaSangha@gmail.com, (626) 798-4781