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obon practice

Everyone is welcome at Obon practice.

  • Buddhist Study classes
    May 13, 7pm
    May 27, 7pm
    June 10, 7pm
  • June 22, 7pm
    Obon practice starts
    Mondays & Wednesdays
  • More Events
  • Scroll down for a list of scheduled services
  • Slideshows:
    Hanamatsuri
    YBA

Watsonville Buddhist Temple is a Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism. Jodo Shinshu began over 800 years ago in Japan, and is still headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, at the Nishi Hongwanji Main Temple. Our tradition is supported in the United States by Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). We are part of the Coast District of the BCA.

We strive to follow the path to enlightenment by preserving faith in the Three Treasures: Dharma (the teachings), Sangha (the people), and Buddha (the Enlightened One).

Temple Scheduled services:
Explanation of Buddhist Services
  • May 3, 9:30am
    Japanese service
    10am Sunday service
    Shotsuki Hoyo
  • May 10, 10am
    Sunday Service
  • May 17, 10am
    Sunday Service
    Gotan E
    Late Bishop
    BWA luncheon
  • May 24, Memorial Day
    Cemetery services
    9am PV
    10am Pioneer
    1pm Santa Cruz
    3pm San Juan
  • May 31, 10am
    Sunday Service