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.
Obon Dance Practice
Obon dance practices will begin on June 27th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Bring a tenugui (long towel) and kachi-kachi...we will provide uchiwa fans at practice.
Obon Practice Dates:
The Invisible Teahouse
Alan Nakagawa, artist-in-residence, has been working on a project that centers around the tea house that was in the garden for so many years.
He will be at our Obon this year to collect more information and photos of the teahouse. So if you have any, please bring them to Obon this year. He and his assistants will be digitizing them for archiving.
With deep gratitude we thank our patrons, guests and especially our many volunteers (especially the Pasadena Bruins) for helping us yesterday and recent weeks to bring back our legendary Sukiyaki Dinner. The deliciousness is back.
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