Welcome to Gardena Buddhist Church

Join us for our 2016 Obon Festival!

  • Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 3pm - 10pm
    • dancing starts 6pm
    • temple Hondo tours 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
  • Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 3pm - 9pm
    • dancing starts 6pm
    • temple Hondo tours 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
  • Food, Dancing, Games, and more!

Gardena Buddhist Church

The Gardena Buddhist Church was established in 1926 by the Japanese immigrants of the Gardena Valley in Southern California.

Buddhism readily adapts itself to a new land, blending in some of the native cultures and customs into the traditional Buddhist teachings. Buddhism in America is no exception: although of Japanese origin and tradition, we have blended American culture and customs into our services and have created a uniquely American Buddhism of Japanese origin.

The Gardena Buddhist Church belongs to the True Pure Land (Jodo Shin Shu) Sect of Buddhism, the Hompa (Nishi) - Hongwanji Division, and is a part of the Buddhist Churches of America

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