Temple Grounds are currently closed. Office Hours are: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am-5pm
Call (626)798-4781 when you come to the gate.
Hanamatsuri is the celebration service commemorating the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha in 566 BCE in Lumbini Garden. The Hanamatsuri service will be broadcast Sunday, April 11 at 10:00 am.
For this joyous occasion, the Hanamido will be decorated by the Temple children with flowers and a statue of the baby Buddha will be placed inside. Attendees will pour sweet tea over the shoulder of the statue instead of offering incense.
Temple will be open from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm so those who are comfortable can come to the temple and offer sweet tea to our Baby Buddha in the Hanamido and pick up a cupcake prepared by BWA's Toban 2. We will follow COVID precautions in place when you attend. Please make sure to wear a mask. We will ask you questions about your health and scan your temperature.
Donations are accepted to purchase flowers! We hope you will join us on April 11th. Contact Kyoko Gibbs if you will be able to make a donation of flowers.
We need Flowers - If you have flowers you can share with us, please drop it off by Saturday April 10th by noon. The Youth Groups will be decorating the Hanamido from 3-5 that day.
Dharma School will also be burying their "time capsules" on April 11th.
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 has been our resident minister since January 1, 2014.
THERE WILL BE NO "in-person" SUNDAY SERVICE AT THE TEMPLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All services are online - Sunday Service Page
****Preceded by ZOOM Sangha social room at 9:45 each Sunday.
4....Monthly Memorial Service (Shotsuki Hoyo)
7....PBT Board Meeting via ZOOM @ 7:15
10...Sunday School will be decorating Hanamido 3-5PM
11....Hanamatsuri Service via ZOOM @ 10:00
Visit our Hanamido from 11:00-1:00pm and pour sweet tea over Baby Buddha that was decorated by our Youth groups
18....Family Service via ZOOM
25....Family Service via ZOOM
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