Founded in 1898, this church is the oldest Jodo Shinshu (Pure Land) Buddhist temple that is affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). Buddhism is founded on the teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha. His teachings originated in India and came to the United States through Asia. The Jodo Shinshu Sect and is one of the major religions of Japan. Our sect's mother temple is the Nishi Hongwanji temple in Kyoto.
Jodo Shinshu Buddhism teaches us to live a life of gratitude, knowing that The Buddha's Boundless Compassion surrounds all living beings.
The church welcomes all visitors and is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Inside the Hondo (main hall), you will find a statue of Amida Buddha (Buddha of Infinite Wisdom and Compassion). To the right of the statue, you will see a scroll with a picture of Shinran Shonin (1173-1263). Shinran Shonin is the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.
A statue of Shinran Shonin can be seen in the foyer of the church. A pamphlet on the meaning of the altar pieces is available.
On the roof of this church is a stupa that houses the Holy Relics of The Buddha. The Relics were a gift to the BCA by the Emperor of Siam (Thailand) in 1935.
We are closed for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
In March 2009, we welcomed Reverend Ronald Kobata as our resident Minister.
Learn more about our Reverend. View his resume.
05/21/2013 7:30 pm -
05/22/2013 6:30 pm -
05/26/2013 9:30 am -
No service - Memorial Day weekend
05/28/2013 7:30 pm -
05/29/2013 6:30 pm -
05/31/2013 6:30 pm -
YAO/Youth Graduation Service
06/02/2013 9:30 am -
06/02/2013 10:00 am -
Service in English
06/04/2013 7:30 pm -
06/05/2013 6:30 pm -