Long Beach Buddhist Church Welcomes You
Established in: 1957
Enshrined Statue: Buddha Shakyamuni
Founder: Rev. Kosai Osada
Rev. Shoji Oshima (Rev. Shoji Nitta)
Rev. Wako Kato
2nd Minister: Rev. Soyu Matsuoka
3rd Minsiter Rev. Ryosho Kokuzo
4th Minister Rev. Sowa Sugiyama
5th Minister Rev. Jikido Sugawa
6th Minister Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama
Long Beach Buddhist Church is a non-denominational Buddhist community established with the idea of practicing pure Buddhism and to be in keeping with the American way of life. The term "non-denominational" or "non-sectarianism" means that the Buddha's original and pure teachings are followed in their entirety. With non-sectarianism, an attempt has made to foster the growth of American Buddhism.
The Long Beach Buddhist Church (LBBC) began as a dream of Reverend Kosai Osada (1911-1989) in 1951 with the first services being held at the Long Beach Japanese Community Center. In 1957, Groundbreaking began for the Church at its present location in Long Beach at 2360 Santa Fe Ave.
Reverend Osada’s aspiration was to return to the original teachings of Buddhism in its purest form and the Church has been following this philosophy ever since.
Buddhist Observance and Practice
Buddhist Practice and Service
For the details or changes of the schedule, please feel free to contact us
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Sun, April 5
Sun, April 12
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others
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2360 Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810, USA