Welcome to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Shinran Shonin, Founder of Jodo Shinshu
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 (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. Gibbs became our resident minister January 1, 2014. 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 a separate English speaking Discussion Group and a Japanese language Dharma Talk by Rev. Unno, when he is available. Dharma School meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month following Sunday Service. Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA meet monthly.
Dana Offerings & Donations
We deeply appreciate all donations to our Temple. Please use the button below to donate to our Offertory, Special Services, Wish List and Flower Funds via credit card. Please contact the Temple directly to arrange to make donations to the Eitaikyo Fund (Perpetual Memorial) or Legacy Funds via credit card. Gassho.
2018 Obon Acknowledgements
We had many members, friends, businesses and organizations step up to help us at our Obon Festival.
38* has provided us with our Obon Beer Garden. Thanks to Brian Sugita for all his support.
Restaurants in Alhambra and Monrovia serving craft beers, wine and delicious food. Click on the image above to visit their website and check out their menus.
Gary Kawaguchi has supports our fundraising activities by providing us with his generous donation of 500# of delicious okome (rice) so we can produce our chirashi, sushi and other dishes with rice.
2019 Opportunity Drawing Tickets
The temple will only sell 250 tickets at $100 each. A ticket will be selected at the monthly board meetings and the monthly winner (from January - November) will win $500! Not only do they get the money, their ticket will be tossed back into the ticket bin and this same ticket can be selected another month! In December, the 2-winners will get $1000! Board members have tickets to sell for $100 each. Contact Jeannie Toshima, Gerry Ito or Shelley Shinmoto to support our Temple!
See a list of all the winners on the Fundraising Page.
PBT will support the San Fernando Sangha's mochi sales again this year. Download the order form and return it to PBT by November 9th. Checks should be made out to SFVHBT. Dona will pick up the mochi and bring it back to PBT on December 9th between 1-2:30. Any mochi not picked up at this time will be placed in the freezer.
Fall Classes Begin