We have resumed services in the hondo. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill. Services will also be live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel. We hope to see you soon in person.
Please know that all are welcome to join us at our Temple. We invite everyone who is interested in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to come to our Temple to learn more about our practice. We are all about compassion and inclusion.
Welcome to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Shinran Shonin, Founder of Jodo Shinshu
We are a Sangha (community) for those seeking to learn and follow the Dharma (teachings) of the Buddha. The Pasadena Buddhist Temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu tradition of Buddhism. Shin Buddhism offers a path through the chaos of our lives and the world that embraces all and forsakes none. 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. Gregory Gibbs has been our resident minister since January 1, 2014. The Temple is located at 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Temple Phone: (626) 798-4781
Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am-5pm
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The Pride banner that was destroyed was made for us by our neighborhood community at the Harambee Ministries block party last summer to replace the worn flags that the Board approved back in 2020. The flag painting project was organized by Side Street Projects and and our artist-in-residence, Alan Nakagawa. Since the banner burning, other organizations and persons have offered to replace our banner. Gassho.
3 - Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial Service) 10 am
Pickle Ball @ 11:15 am (resumes weekly)
4 - Walking & Talking @ 9:00 am (resumes weekly)
Pickle Ball @ 11:00 am (resumes weekly)
5 - Sumirei Kai will resume @ 10 am
Tai Chi @ 1:00 (resumes weekly)
6 - PBT Board meeting @ 7:00 pm
7 - Tai Chi @ 1:00 (resumes weekly)
8 - SDC BCA Meeting via ZOOM @ 7:30 pm
10 - Family Service @ 10am
Dharma School Field Trip to Tanaka Farms
14 - BWA Panda Virtual Fundraiser (all day, all stores online)
16 - Fall Ohigan Seminar at Nishi. 10am Japanese, 1pm English
Seminar will feature Rev. Henry Adams, San Mateo Buddhist Temple
17 - Fall Ohigan Service @ 10am
Guest speaker: Rev. Lynn Sugiyama, Arizona Buddhist Temple
24 - Family Service @ 10am
30 - Citadel Shopping Extravaganza Fundraiser 9am - 8pm
Disaster In Hawaii
Many of you have been following the news of the devistating fire that has flattened several neighborhoods in Maui. If you would like to help, you can download the letter from BCA and the Hawaii Kyodan. I have listed their suggestions on helping. Links are "hot".
Statement from Bishop Harada
We are all watching in great sadness and horror, the loss of life and destruction of homes and communities in Maui, Hawaii, due to the devastating wildfires. Our thoughts go to all there who have lost loved ones, homes, businesses, temples and churches, and their community. What a tremendous loss for everyone.
I recall a story from the Jataka Tales in our Buddhist tradition. Once there was a huge forest fire and all of the animals in the forest were running away from the fire for safety. One little bird was flying into a lake, dipping its wings in water, then flying over the forest fire dropping little drops of water to fight the fire. Back and forth the little bird flew. The other animals shouted to the little bird, “What are you doing? You cannot put out the fire that way?!” The little bird shouted back, “I may not be able to stop the fire, but this is all that I can do. I must try.”
In the face of such devastation, we will all do what we can do, whether it is to contribute to the disaster relief, to share our encouragement, or for those in Maui, to begin to rebuild, one step at a time, doing what they can do.
Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop
Buddhist Churches of America
Here's another way to support the Lahaina Hongwanji Temple.These stickers were designed by Keri Kubota, daughter of Debbie Kubota, and granddaughter of Lefty Kikkawa to help the Lahaina/Maui Temple. It's a very small donation, only $10, for 4. Please help. click on image to order.
BCA Dharma Talk Links
These are links to the other temples in BCA that have streaming or recorded services or dharma messages. Available 24/7 hear talks from all temples in BCA.
Buddhist Online Events
Click on event to view upcoming BCA, CBE (Center for Buddhist Education), IBS (Institute of Buddhist Studies) and other BCA temple seminars, lectures, special events and service flyers and register for free.
In-Person Temple Classes
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