Long Beach Buddhist Church Welcomes You

LBBC 1957

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


Buddhist Practice and Service

For the details or changes of the schedule, please feel free to contact us

at longbeachbuddhistchurch@gmail.com

October 1, 2020



We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.  Fall is here and although Covid-19 is still will us, LBBC continues to offer online Services and stay connected with the community.  


Based on recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, LBBC is currently taking the following steps to ensure the safety of community members: 

1. LBBC has canceled all in-person activities until further notice.  We will continue Sunday Services online. Please contact LBBC office with any questions.
2. LBBC will remain closed for the safety of our sangha and ministers.  


We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support. Please revisit our website regularly for the most up-to-date information. 


In the meantime, take care and stay healthy!


With gassho,

Long Beach Buddhist Church


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Buddhist Observance

Reinforcing our Spirituality

Our Sunday Service starts at 10:00 am.  The service includes 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

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Contact Long Beach Buddhist Church

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

(562) 426-4014

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