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. Patricia Usuki, San Fernando Valley Buddhist Temple, is our Supervising Minister until a Resident Minister is appointed by the BCA to replace the retired Rev. Lee Rosenthal. 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. In addition, we will attend joint services from time to time at West L.A. Buddhist Temple and San Fernando Buddhist Temple.
Family services are held each Sunday. Service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by separate a English speaking Discussion Group and a Japanese language Dharma Talk. Dharma School meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month following Sunday Service. Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA meet monthly.
Annual Sukiyaki Dinner to be Held March 22 & 23
Once a year the Pasadena Buddhist Temple annex is filled with the sights and aromas of Beef Sukiyaki. Temple members spend days preparing the menu items, starting with our "secret sauce" for the Sukiyaki. Accompanying the beef sukiyaki will be "tsukemono" cucumber pickles, "sunomono" made from daikon radish and carrots, a clear fish-broth based soup, steamed rice, green tea and a fortune cookie. This complete meal is available for $15 per person. Our Dharma School, Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA will be running their VERY popular Bake Sale featuring home-made goodies (come early, they sell out daily!) and Drink Sale (bottled water and sodas). Tickets are available at the door. Plenty of free parking. Please note: Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate strict vegetarian diners. Both the Sukiyaki sauce and the soup use meat-based stocks. Thank you for your understanding
VOLUNTEERS: To volunteer to help with set-up, food prep, waitressing, please use the online forms. Thank you to the Pasadena Bruins for their help. If you are a Bruin, please see your team rep for your volunteer times.
2014 Big Pot Drawing Tickets
The temple will only sell 200 tickets at $100 each. A ticket will be selected at the monthly board meetings and the monthly winner (from January - November) will win $500! Not only do they get the money, their ticket will be tossed back into the ticket bin and this same ticket can be selected another month! In December, the winner will get $2000!
So, contact Gerry Ito or Shelley Shinmoto for your tickets. They will be going fast!
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