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.
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.
REv. Patricia Usuki
Ohigan Service September 21
At the time of the Fall equinox, when day and night are of equal length and the weather is pleasant, we deepen our understanding of the "other shore" with Ohigan service. Our Ohigan service will be Sunday, Sept. 21 at 10 am. We are honored to have Rev. Ryuta Furumoto of Senshin Buddhist Temple as our guest minister. Light refreshments will be served after service by the Buddhist Women's Association.
New BWA Funraiser at Panda Express - Sept. 18 11 am - 9 pm
Too hot to cook? Please join us at the Panda Express at 218 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 11 am to 9 pm. Bring the flyer (there's two on one page, so cut in half and share one with a friend!).
Monthly Buddhism Class - Sept. 24, 7 pm - "Who IS EVIL?"
The September Buddhism Class will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm. Rev. Patti Usuki, San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Temple, will present lead class and discussion of "Who is Evil?"
Classes are open to the public and free of charge. Please RSVP.