Category Archives: Announcements

Intro to Buddhism

An Introduction to Buddhism class will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month beginning Jan. 13, 2012, from 7:30PM – 8:30PM (please check the VHBT calendar for updated schedule). Classes are free, and will fulfill the requirements for the Boy Scout Sangha Award, the Girl Scout Padma Award (Cadettes), and the Dharma award… Read More »

7th Annual Film Festival

Animal Fables Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Instead of populating these stories with people, they cast the animals of their… Read More »

Happy New Year 2012

Temple Board 2012 Click picture to enlarge. Photo courtesy of Ken Chen. Greetings, VHBT Members and Friends. As we usher in the New Year, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and the temple. I will work hard and tirelessly to meet the needs of the membership. I… Read More »


Dear Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Here’s to a very successful Mochitsuki event. When our temple can bring friends and families together, we are spreading the Nembutsu in practice. Everyone, young and old worked extremely hard. From rice washing, setup, boiling, grinding, pounding, cutting, shaping, brushing, packaging, distributing and tear down: all were done with extreme… Read More »

Mochitsuki Update

Thank you to those who helped with the setup this past Saturday!!!! Your dedication to the  Temple is exemplary. And thank you to June Fujioka for helping me put the lunch together! Thank you very much to YABA for setting up the rice into (23) barrels and the initial washing on Wednesday evening! Schedule for… Read More »

Eitaikyo Service

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be observing its annual Eitaikyo Perpetual Memorial Service on Sunday, November 13, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Eitaikyo Perpetual Memorial Service is observed by the temple to celebrate the lives of all of our family members and friends who have gone to the Pure Land of Amida. It is a chance to show our gratitude to all those from our past who have shared with us the teachings of the Nembutsu. It is also a time when we rededicate ourselves to passing down the teachings of the Nembutsu to future generations, as the past generations have done for us.

A Life of Shinjin

The Institute of Buddhist Studies & Buddhist Churches of America Center for Buddhist Education present Winter Pacific Seminar – 21st Century “A Life of Shinjin” with Keynote Speaker Reverend Dr. David Matsumoto. Panelists include Reverend Yushi Mukojima, Reverend Patricia Usuki, Reverend Henry Adams, Reverend John Iwohara, and topics will be Chanting, Haiku Workshop with Reverend Lee Rosenthal, and Buddhist Etiquette.

Steak Feast & Bingo Night

Join us on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 6:00pm for our annual Venice Hongwanji ABA Steak Feast & Bingo Night*, an ABA fundraiser.

Price: $20 per plate

This event requires ADVANCE ORDER SALES only available thru ABA members. No new orders will be available at the door on the date of the event.