NOTICE: The temple board as a cautionary measure has extended the tentative suspension all activities until the beginning of January 2021 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 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.