Category Archives: Announcements

Move and Groove with Seniors

Time to Dance, Exercise, and Have Fun!!! The Venice Hongwanji Senior Outreach Program (VHSOP) has incorporated the Nintendo Wii system into its weekly exercise class. The system will help strengthen movement, balance, and flexibility. This class also gives participants a chance to socialize with others and exercise at the same time. Individuals will simulate various… Read More »

Obon 2012

We wish to thank everyone for coming and making our Obon Festival 2012 such a wonderful gathering! We are appreciative of everyone who helped, not only during the festival itself, but in the preparation before and the clean-up afterwards. Photo Gallery

Obon Festival Memorial Sevice

Please join us for our Obon Festival Memorial Services on Saturday, July 14 at 3PM and again at 5PM, or on Sunday, July 15 at 1PM and again at 3PM. If you wish, you may fill out a memorial card for a late loved-one you wish to be remembered. The cards will be placed at… Read More »

The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

Dear Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, I hope this message finds you well. Now that Summer is here, we’ve got a special broadcast event to put on your radar. HBO will soon be kicking off their Documentary Summer Series. We are proud to share that the Oscar(r)-nominated film (Best Documentary Short Subject), The Tsunami And The… Read More »

Kids’ Service

Dharma School Kids’ Service Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 @ 9:30am Join us for a light breakfast before service from 8:00-9:15am. Students will lead the following during service: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades 6 Paramitas 3rd & 4th Grades 3 Treasures 5th & 6th Grades Service Emcee 7th & 8th Grades Sanbutsuge (Sutra Chanting) High School… Read More »

Beginning Salsa Class

The world famous Venice Buddhist Temple Ballroom Dance Class is starting an all new Beginning Salsa dance class. Dates: The Beginning Salsa Class will run eight weeks on Sundays from July 1 through August 26, 2012 (no class on July 15 because of Obon). Times: 4:45pm – 5:00pm: Warmup 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Beginning Salsa Class… Read More »

JSCC Poster Contest

The Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course Office (JSCC) has announced a contest open to all temple members to create a new poster for their on-line course. The purpose of the poster would be to advertise the JSCC and the yearly enrollments that are offered. Deadline to submit entries in PDF format is September 15, 2012. Entries… Read More »

Joint Picnic with WLABT

The 2011 picnic was awesome! VHBT members and their guests are invited to a joint picnic with the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple on Sunday, June 10, from 11am-2pm. Location: Carlson Park (map) 10400 Braddock Drive Culver City CA 90232 Please contact Jayme Heyl and let her know if you will bring an appetizer, salad,… Read More »

Funeral Seminar Series

The VHBT Funeral Committee is sponsoring two seminars on funeral services. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Date Presented By Tuesday, June 26 Fukui Mortuary Thurs, June 28 Kubota Nikkei Mortuary Both sessions run from 7PM-9PM at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and will cover the following topics: What to do when someone passes away How… Read More »

Essential Chocolate Desserts

Cakes & Cupcakes To celebrate the Three Treasures, the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple has three restaurant fundraisers planned over three months. The third will be at Essential Chocolate Desserts in Culver City on Sunday, June 10, from 12pm to 8pm. Present this flyer and 20% of the proceeds will go to VHBT. Directions to Essential… Read More »