Welcome to Gardena Buddhist Church

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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