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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.

Hurricane Harvey

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).

We send thoughts of warmth and kindness to those who are suffering and sorrow affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. As a sangha we stand together as one and send forth our loving thoughts and concern for the welfare of all. Please use the following link to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

  • Sept. 17 - Sunday Service at 9AM
    (Minister Asst, Nick San Juan)
  • Sept. 24 - Sunday Service at 9AM
    (Rv. Shinseki)
  • Oct. 1 - Sunday Service, Shotsuki Hoyo Eshinniko & Kakashinni, of Hatsumri at 9AM
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Oct. 8 - Sunday Service at 9AM
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Oct. 15 - Sunday Service at 9AM
    (Minister Asst, Nick San Juan)
  • Oct. 22 - Sunday Service at 1PM
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Oct. 29 - Coast District Nembutsu (Advance registration required) Family Service, Salinas
  • Movie Night: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017 at 7pm at Monterey Buddhist Temple "Hidden Blades"
  • Oct. 7 Fri. at 7pm
    Kalapana in Concert; Golden Gate Theatre in Monterey
    (Advance tickets required)

  • Slideshows:
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