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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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Upcoming Activities

  • Sunday, November 24th 9:300 am: Kikyoshiki Ceremony and Eitaikyo Service.  Guest Speaker: Bishop Kodo Umezu
  • Sunday, December 8th 10:00 am. Shotsuki Hoyo and Dharma Youth Program
  • Tuesday, 31st December 6:00 pm: Joya-e Service
  • Wednesday, January 1st 9:00 am: Shusho-e Service

The public is welcome to attend all activities listed above.

  • Thursday, December 12th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: MPBT Board Meeting