About

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, Ryukoku-zan Hongwanji, is located in Kyoto, Japan.



The Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple is a Safe Zone.

A Safe Zone is a community of people who:

  • Will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQIA+ people need help, advice, or just someone to talk to.
  • Will not tolerate homophobic, heterosexist, cisgenderism comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  • Have attended Safe Zone training and have information on campus and community resources.

History of the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple