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. Gibbs will be our resident minister as of 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 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.
Welcome Reverend Gregory Gibbs !!!!.
Pasadena is pleased to welcome Rev Gibbs as our resident minister beginning January 1st. We hope the sangha gets a chance to meet him and his family. He has been serving at the Oregon Buddhist Temple the last 13-years. We look forward to hearing his Dharma messages and to his classes.
We would like to thank Rev Patti Usuki for all her guidance and supervision this past year!
New Classes for 2015
Rev. Gregory Gibbs will be teaching two new classes at Pasadena Buddhist Temple beginning on January 20: Tai Chi for Exercise and Topics in Buddhism. Classes are free with suggested per class donations of $5 for non-members.
TAI CHI FOR EXERCISE
30 minute classes, including warm-up and instruction in the first 13 steps of long-form Tai Chi. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. Beginners welcome! Afternoon classes will be held in the gym or outdoors in the temple grounds, weather and class-size permitting. Evening classes will be held in the gym or classrooms.
TOPICS in BUDDHISM
Rev. Gibbs will lead classes on Topics in Buddhism, open to all, no prior knowledge of Buddhism is necessary. Each class will consist of a short directed reading that will then be discussed by Rev. Gibbs and the class. Class length is 1 hour.
Please go to the Calendar page for dates and times.
Buddhist Women's Association Restaurant Fun(d)raisers - March 4 and 18
Each month our Buddhist Women's Association holds a restaurant fundraiser. Don't cook, join us and the BWA earns, on average, 20% of your dine-in or take-out bill.
March 4: Souplantation 201 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. Underground parking. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Please download, print and bring the flyer.
March 18: Panda Express 700 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada, CA 91011. 11 am - 9:00 pm. Please download, print and bring the flyer.