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NOTICE: The temple board as a cautionary measure has extended  the suspension all activities until further notice 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 on YouTube.

Follow the link below to access a live stream of the Central Coast Tri-Temple Sunday Service at 10:00 am each week: Sunday Service Live Stream on YouTube. An archive of previous Sunday is also available on the YouTube channel.

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

4 weeks ago
Join us today at 10:00 am for service on the Tri-Temple YouTube site.
CentCoast Tri-Temple
2 months ago
New YouTube channel for Central Coast Tri-Temple Sunday Services: https://t.co/1QuUYXWrRR
4 months ago
Join us this Sunday, September 13th at 10:00 am for a live streaming service. Tune in on our Monterey Buddhist Temple YouTube site.
5 months ago
Sending positive thoughts to our members and friends affected by the fires raging in Santa Cruz, Carmel and surrounding areas. Namoamidabutsu

Book Recommendations

Reverend Shinseki will be providing recommendations for books on Buddhism and related topics. Currently, these will be found in the Blog section.

The recommendations are affiliate links. The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple will receive a portion of the sale if purchased via the link.

Upcoming Activities

NOTICE: The temple board as a cautionary measure has extended  the suspension all activities until further notice 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.