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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
This Sunday, October 13th we will conduct our annual memorial for our founder’s wife Eshinniko. Guest speaker Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi of Stockton. 10:00 am. Public invited.
1 month ago
Ohigan, the fall equinox service will be held this Sunday at 10:00 am.
4 months ago
Monterey Hatsubon (first Obon) will be observed on July 20th at 10:00 am. Special guest speaker Rev. Ron Takemoto.