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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).

  • Feb. 5 - Sunday Service at 2pm
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Feb. 12 - Nirvana & Shotsuki Hoyo Sunday Service at 10am
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Feb. 19 - Sunday Service at 2pm
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Feb. 24 - Movie Night
    Featuring "Departures"
    at 7pm (Temple Gym)
  • Feb. 26 - Sunday Service at 2pm
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Mar. 5 - No Sunday Service
  • Mar. 12 - Higan & Shotsuki Sunday Service at 2pm
    (with Guest Speaker
    Rev. Peter Hata)
  • Mar. 19 - Sunday Service at 2pm
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • Mar. 26 - Sunday Service at 2pm
    (Rev. Shinseki)

  • Slideshows:
    Hanamatsuri
    YBA
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