We have resumed services in the hondo. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill. Selected services will also be live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
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.
No Temple Service on November 26th
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
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.
1 - Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00 pm
5 - Shotsuki Hoyo, 10 am DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
12 - Eitaikyo (Perpetual Memorial Service), 10 am
18 - Bingo Fundraiser, 2 pm - 5 pm, Bingo starts at 3
19 - No Temple Service
19 - Dharma School Field Trip to Tanaka Farms
26 - No Temple Service
1 Shotsuki Hoyo, 10 am
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