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.
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
PBT awarded another grant from Keiro for 2024-2025!
Pasadena Buddhist Temple was awarded a grant from Keiro which will help fund some ongoing and new projects to help our senior sangha members enhance the quality of their lives by socialzing with others and getting some exercise. Please see more details on the KEIRO webpage.
4 Shotsuki (Memorial) Service & Lady Kujo BWA Service
7 PBT Board Mtg via ZOOM @ 7:00 pm
10 PBWA hosts PNS for lunch @ 12 noon. Cherry Stones caters
11 Family Service with Rev. Amy Umezu, WLA conducting service
BWA SuperBowl Chirashi Pick-up 11am - 12 noon
14 Happy Valentine's Day!
15 BWA Panda Express Fundraiser, order online
Fundraising code: 920967
18 Nirvana Day and Pet Memorial Service
SDDSTL workshop at Venice
19 Origami with Lisa via ZOOM and in person at 10am
25 NO Sunday Service @ PBT.
Nat'l Council Eitaikyo Service can be viewed Online
BWA Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
BCA Dharma Talk Links
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