2017 Temple Membership Information
We encourage our sangha to consider becoming members of the Temple. Memberships are available for individuals and families. Becoming a member of the Pasadena Buddhist Temple includes becoming a member of the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). Benefits of temple membership include: monthly newsletter, voting for the Temple Board of Directors, eligibility for the Sanematsu scholarship, "Wheel of Dharma" BCA Newsletter, participation in District and National seminars, retreats and educational programs.
2016 Membership forms are available in the Temple Office or can be printed from the Scribd form below and mailed to the Temple at 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Make checks payable to : "Pasadena Buddhist Temple."
Dana (self-less giving) Opportunities
Dana means self-less giving. We help maintain and sustain the temple through opportunities for Dana: Weekly clean-up, semi-annual General Cleaning (including the altar adornments), Wish-List Donations, Eitaikyo donations, general donations and volunteer help at fund-raisers.
Tuesday mornings: Classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hondo, yardwork, general repairs. Organizations (Temple, BWA, Dharma School, Jr. YBA/Sangha Teens) should provide toban (work team) volunteers to help with these clean-ups during their service chair months.
General clean-up (SOHJI), windows, altar adornments, gardens, usually held in July & December (dates TBA).
Wish-List: Donations of items or dollars to purchase items needed by the Board or minister for the office, classrooms, gym or facilities. Please see the current Hikari for current Wish List items.
Fund-raising events: Volunteers are always welcome to help at any or all of our fund-raising events. Please don't wait to be called. Call the event chair with your available hours.
Service Chairs: Each of the main organizations: BWA, Temple, Dharma School, Jr. YBA/Sangha Teens, provide service chairs for assigned months during the year. Each organization should provide altar flowers during their month of service chair. Individual chairs should bring 4 pairs of fruit (& rice, if needed) before service.
Flowers and Osonai Donation: If you are not comfortable chairing a service, think about making a monetary donation towards the purchase of the altar flowers and osonae for the temple altar.
Car or Vehicle Donation: You can donate an unwanted/unused vehicle to the temple. Information on the Home Page.