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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.

We are an open and welcoming community and invite you to join us any Sunday at 10:00 am.

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1 week ago
May 19th at 10:00 am we will observe and celebrate the birth of our founder Shinran Shonin. Born in 1173 in Hino Japan, Shinran would later study the Nembutsu with Honen Shonin and still later share the Nembutsu teaching with thousands. Join us on the 19th.
2 weeks ago
Sunday, May 12th at 10:00 am will be the Memorial for May. If you have ever lost a loved one in the month of May come to service in honor of them.

We will also have our Dharma Youth Program for ages pre-school to high school students.
3 months ago
Observe Nirvana Day this Sunday commemorating the day Shakyamuni Buddha died and entered into Perfect Nirvana.
Sunday, February 17th 10:00 am.
4 months ago
Sunday service at 10:00 am. Minister assistant David Correia speaking

Matsu Arts & Crafts Boutique

Matsu Arts & Crafts Boutique
The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple will host the Matsu Arts & Crafts Boutique on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

More information and list of vendors.

Obon 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019, noon – 5:00pm

1155 Noche Buena Street in Seaside

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2019 World Buddhist Women’s Convention

Approximately 2,000 women and men of many generations are anticipated to gather from Japan, Canada, Brazil, Hawaii, and throughout the US mainland to explore and experience the Convention theme: “Live the Nembutsu.”

On August 30 – September 1, 2019, the Buddhist Churches of America Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations (BCA FBWA) will host the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention at the San Francisco Marriott Grand Marquis in San Francisco, California.

More information coming soon.