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 became our resident minister January 1, 2014. We will continue to be grateful for the presence of Reverend Tetsuo Unno, who will also officiate services for us as he has for over 40 years. Guest ministers will also be invited to our Temple Sunday services.
Family services are held each Sunday. Service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a separate English speaking Discussion Group and a Japanese language Dharma Talk by Rev. Unno, when he is available. Dharma School meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month following Sunday Service. Sangha Teens and Jr. YBA meet monthly.
It's time to support the BWA by going shopping, eating and tasting wine! Save the date! September 22nd. Click on the header above > Buy Tickets > Select Buddhist Womens Association of Pasadena Buddhist Temple > fill in your information and if you are raising funds for a Bruin Team or SD Temple, just fill in the name of your team or Temple in the box "Other Information" and the Pasadena BWA will issue $25 for every ticket that your members purchase.
See you at the Citadel!
Dana Offerings & Donations
We deeply appreciate all donations to our Temple. Please use the button below to donate to our Offertory, Special Services, Wish List and Flower Funds via credit card. Please contact the Temple directly to arrange to make donations to the Eitaikyo Fund (Perpetual Memorial) or Legacy Funds via credit card. Gassho.
Southern District Conference
2018 Obon Acknowledgements
We had many members, friends, businesses and organizations step up to help us at our Obon Festival.
38* has provided us with our Obon Beer Garden. Thanks to Brian Sugita for all his support.
Restaurants in Alhambra and Monrovia serving craft beers, wine and delicious food. Click on the image above to visit their website and check out their menus.