Please note that the westbound 210 Lincoln Exit is CLOSED due to pavement repair. Use Arroyo/Windsor exit.
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. 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.
Hatsubon & Obon Service
June 20: BWA Dine-out Marie Callendar's Arcadia
June 27: Obon dance Practices begin (Tues & Thurs 7 pm)
June 29: Obon dance Practice 7 pm
JULY 8th from 9:00 - noon
TEMPLE Clean-up and
Pot Luck Lunch
Bring dust cloths, brooms, and elbow grease
We offer several classes open to the public. Please click on the links or button above for more information.
Classes are free for members with a suggested donation of $5 per class for non-members.
TAI CHI FOR EXERCISE
TOPICS in BUDDHISM
FORMS of MEDITATION
JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASS ($10/class donation)