Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple

The temple is located in Seaside, California since 1918. It is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), headquartered in San Francisco, California. The temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Mahayana Buddhism and the Mother Temple is the Nishi Hongwanji located in Kyoto, Japan

Service is held every Sunday at 10 am.

Service is usually about 1 hr. and dress code is casual. Public is welcome!

Hurricane Harvey Relief

We send thoughts of warmth and kindness to those who are suffering and sorrow affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. As a sangha we stand together as one and send forth our loving thoughts and concern for the welfare of all.

Please use the following link to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

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What is Jodo Shinshu Mahayana Buddhism?

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism is the most widely practiced form of Buddhism in Japan and in Japanese ethnic communities around the world. It is a school of Pure Land Buddhism, the most common form of Buddhism in all of eastern Asia. Pure land originated in 5th century China and centers on a practice of devotion to Amida Buddha. its emphasis on devotion rather than arduous monastic practice makes it particularly popular among laypeople.

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