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. We are grateful for the presence of Reverend Tetsuo Unno, who has been with us for over 40-years. He conducts service and gives the dharma talk the second Sunday of each month.
Family services are held each Sunday. Service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a separate English speaking Discussion Group. Reverend Tetsuo Unno conducts service on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Dharma School meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month following Sunday Service. Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA meet monthly. Monthly Memorial service is conducted the first Sunday of each month in conjunction with the family service.
New! Online Dana Opportunities
Reverend Unno Retirement Dharma Message
Thank you to all who attended the Retirement Luncheon for Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Thank you to the Luncheon planning committee: Gerry Ito, Shinobu Kiriyama (invitations), Shelly Shinmoto (emcee and entertainment), Corky Ishikawa (calligraphy and decorations), Jennifer Ito (cake), SOGs (welcome table), Marvin Inouye (photographer).
Rev. Unno delivered a wonderful 20 minute Dharma talk at the temple service earlier in the day. Here's a link to his talk:
If you would like to send Reverend Unno a message, please click on the button to submit your note.
TEMPLE Clean-up and
Pot Luck Lunch
Dec. 7th - 9 am - Noon
Clean-up Donation Wish List:
Clear plastic storage bins with lids
ANNUAL FALL DINNER
Dec. 4 - PBT Board Meeting @ 7:30pm
Dec. 6 - SOG Poinsettia Sale Pick-up
Dec. 15 - Oseibo Service, Guest Speaker Rev. Vonn Magnin 10 am
Dec. 22 - NO Family Service (vacation)
Dec. 29 - NO Family Service (vacation)
Dec. 31 - Joya-E Year End Service 6:00 pm
2020 Opportunity Drawing Tickets
The temple will only sell 300 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.
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Photos of the Gomonshu's visit are now posted.