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NOTICE: The temple board as a cautionary measure has extended  the tentative suspension all activities until the beginning of September 2020 at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but to assure the health and safety of our members and guests we have made this decision.

We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with everyone through our newsletter, website and emails. Thank you for your understanding.


Until further notice services will be available via a live stream.

Follow the link below to access a live stream of the Sunday Service at 10:00 am each week: Sunday Service Live Stream.

Here is the Shin Buddhist Service Book, which you can use to follow along during the live streaming of our services.


The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple is located in Seaside, California. It is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America, headquartered in San Francisco, California. The temple belongs to Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha school of Buddhism. The mother temple, Nishi Hongwanji, is located in Kyoto, Japan.

As part of the True Pure  Land school, we are a part of one of the largest schools  of Buddhism with temples in Europe, South America, Canada and Hawaii.

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple on Twitter

2 months ago
View messages from our Minister’s Assistants on our website.
3 months ago
Sunday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Live Streaming Service via Watsonville Buddhist Temple website: https://t.co/9a6r7lwNHi.
3 months ago
Join us for a Zoom chat tonight at 7:00 pm. Email montereydec @gmail.com to join us.
3 months ago
Sunday Services will be live streamed during shelter-in-place. See the Temple website: https://t.co/ACc32qe4K8.

Obon 2020 Canceled

We are sad to announce that the Obon Festival has been cancelled this year. The decision to cancel was made by the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple Board of Directors. We hope to see everyone at the Obon Festival in 2021. Please stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy in these times.

May CBE Online Seminars

See the BCA Center for Buddhist Education website for more information on these and other seminars on Buddhism.

Upcoming Activities

NOTICE: The temple board as a cautionary measure has extended  the tentative suspension all activities until the beginning of September 2020 at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but to assure the health and safety of our members and guests we have made this decision.

We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with everyone through our newsletter, website and emails.  Thank you for your understanding.