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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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Our Lost Years

On Saturday February 15th, 2020 at 2:00 PM, the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple will present Our Lost Years, a film written and directed by Lane Nishikawa. There will be a Q&A session with the director immediately afterwards.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 online through EventBrite.  Please email montereydec@gmail or call for 650-868-9883 for more information.

All proceeds benefit the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple.

Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

When: Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 pm, March 4-April 8
Where: Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple
1155 Noche Buena Street
Seaside, CA 93955
831.394.0119 montereydec@gmail.com
Cost: Members $25 Non-Members $50

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Upcoming Activities

  • Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 am: Tri-Temple Hoonko Service – Salinas
  • Saturday, February 15th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Our Lost Years screening with director Q&A

The public is welcome to attend all activities listed above.

  • Thursday, January 9th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: MPBT Board Meeting
  • Sunday, January 19th, 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Obon 2020 Kickoff Meeting
  • Thursday, February 6th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Tri-Temple meeting – Monterey
  • Thursday, February 12th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: MPBT Board Meeting
  • Sunday, February 16th, 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Obon Meeting