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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.

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple on Twitter

1 month 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.
2 months ago
Sending positive thoughts to our members and friends affected by the fires raging in Santa Cruz, Carmel and surrounding areas. Namoamidabutsu
2 months ago
Introduction to Buddhism course via Zoom starting in September. See https://t.co/ACc32qe4K8 for details.
6 months ago
View messages from our Minister’s Assistants on our website.

Introduction to Buddhism

Offered by the Monterey, Salinas, and Watsonville Buddhist Temple Tri-Temple Dharma Education Center

When: September 30 to November 11 on Wednesdays 1:00pm to 2:30pm via Zoom (Login required)

Classes require registration for login information. Download flyer or contact organizers at centcoasttritemple@gmail.com for information on registering.

See the Dharma Education Center page for more information.

Course fee donations are $10 for Tri-Temple members or $20 otherwise.

Obon 2020 Canceled

We are sad to announce that the Obon Festival has been cancelled this year. The decision to cancel was made by the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple Board of Directors. We hope to see everyone at the Obon Festival in 2021. Please stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy in these times.

Upcoming Activities

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.