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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.

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).

  • Nov. 6 - Sunday Service & Shotsuki Hoyo @ 2pm
    (with Rev. Shinseki)
  • Nov. 13 - Sunday Service @ 2pm (with Rev. Shinseki)
  • Nov. 20 - Sunday & Eitaikyo Service @ 2pm (with Rev. Shinseki)
  • Nov. 27 - Sunday & BWA Memorial Service @ 10 am (with Rev. Naomi Nakano)
  • Dec. 4 - Japanese Service
    @ 9:30 am Bodhi Day Service & Shotsuki Hoyo @ 10am (with Rev. Miyamura)

  • Slideshows:
    Hanamatsuri
    YBA
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