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.
Rev. Gibbs in an Interfaith Discussion on YouTube
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.
Last chance to pre-order: Dec. 12, 9 pm