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Long Beach Buddhist Church Welcomes You

Tide of Sangha


About Us

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


I wish you a wonderful year.
The year of Rat is known to bring many changes around the world. 

And it is also brings us courage to advance forward.

Anyone can participate in our regular weekly Sunday service and meditation practice.

Buddhist Practice and Service in November

Sun. January 12

8:30 am Meditation

10 am Regular Service

Sun, January 19

8:30 am Meditation

10 am Regular Service

Sun, January 26

8:30 am Meditation

10 am New Year Service 

12 noon New Year Luncheon

Sun, February 2

8:30 am Meditation

10 am Spring Celebration Service


Buddhist Observance

Reinforcing our Spirituality

Our Sunday Service starts at 10:00 am.  The service include a short chair meditation, traditional Japanese-American Buddhist songs, Sutra chanting, incense offering and Dharma message.

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Buddhist Teaching

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others


LBBC 2020 Calendar


Contact Long Beach Buddhist Church

2360 Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810, USA

(562) 426-4014

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