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NOTICE:  The temple board as a cautionary measure has suspended all activities in March and April at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but to assure the health and safety of our members and guests we have made this decision.  

We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with everyone through our newsletter, website and emails.  Thank you for your understanding,


The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple is located in Seaside, California. It is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America, headquartered in San Francisco, California. The temple belongs to Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha school of Buddhism. The mother temple, Nishi Hongwanji, is located in Kyoto, Japan.

As part of the True Pure  Land school, we are a part of one of the largest schools  of Buddhism with temples in Europe, South America, Canada and Hawaii.

We are an open and welcoming community and invite you to join us any Sunday at 10:00 am.

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple on Twitter

6 days ago
Take care of yourselves, neighbors and friends. Namoamidabutsu.
2 weeks ago
The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple has postponed all events in March and April. Visit our website at https://t.co/XmpyBYJWqi for updates.
1 month ago
March 1st 10:00 am. Regular Sunday Service with our Minister’s Assistant. Public is welcome to attend.
2 months ago
Join us on February 15th at 2:00 pm for a rare and unique opportunity to view the film “Our Lost Years”. Writer and director Lane Nishikawa will present the film and conduct a Q&A after the film. Tickets available at the temple or online at https://t.co/r85x14vpZk.

Upcoming Activities

NOTICE:  The temple board as a cautionary measure has suspended all activities in March and April at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but to assure the health and safety of our members and guests we have made this decision.