Temple Grounds are currently closed. Office Hours are: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am-5pm
Call (626)798-4781 when you come to the gate.
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.
Family services are held each Sunday. Service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a separate English speaking Discussion Group. 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.
Sunday Family Service - Online
Service will begin streaming at 10:00 am. IF you would like to join us a few minutes earlier on a ZOOM social room send email request and Jeannie will send you the link to the ZOOM room. This room will be open from 9:45 am....and we can all "go to temple" together.
Dharma School 2020
2021 Opportunity Drawing Tickets
The temple will only sell 275 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.
THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SERVICE AT THE TEMPLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Buddhist Online Events
Click on event to view upcoming BCA, CBE (Center for Buddhist Education), IBS (Institute of Buddhist Studies) and other BCA temple seminars, lectures, special events and service flyers and register for free.
If you would like assistance with meals, grocery shopping or prescription pick-ups, please contact Jeannie Toshima. Please don't hesitate to ask for help!