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.

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1 week ago
Ohigan, the fall equinox service will be held this Sunday at 10:00 am.
3 months ago
Monterey Hatsubon (first Obon) will be observed on July 20th at 10:00 am. Special guest speaker Rev. Ron Takemoto.
3 months ago
June 9th will be our monthly memorial service (Shotsuki Hoyo) at 10:00 am. Please join us. The public is welcome.
4 months ago
May 19th at 10:00 am we will observe and celebrate the birth of our founder Shinran Shonin. Born in 1173 in Hino Japan, Shinran would later study the Nembutsu with Honen Shonin and still later share the Nembutsu teaching with thousands. Join us on the 19th.