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Year End Update (12/6)

​The end of the year is just a few days away- how time flies.  Many of us take this time to reflect on the past year, and recall our accomplishments and ventures (good and bad) and make resolutions for 2018. 

Hongwanji Place (and it's previous format) has been around for over 32 years now!  Our resolution for 2018 is to continue to provide Buddhist and cultural items for our customers, along with some fun and unique ideas as well.  We also hope to continue to expand this website to make it an information resource for our Southern District and BCA Temples.  We thank you so much for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in 2018!

A new Dharma message is also posted (Jodo E).  Please take a look and browse our items for sale for any gift items you might need. 

Very Special New Book!

Out of the Mud Grows the Wisteria (by Rev. LaVerne Sasaki)

Rev. Sasaki, a long-time BCA minister, shares his life and experiences in this collection of insightful and often humorous stories, from his childhood , to Tule Lake internment, ministerial training, world travels, and his experiences as a minister.  Includes many of his personal photos as well.

Published by the Sasaki family, who have generously made this book available for distribution through Hongwanji Place.  The book is available at Hongwanji Place for $10, or you may mail order for $15 ($5 for shipping & handling*) by completing and mailing the form below.

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Hongwanji Place is located at Senshin Buddhist Temple at 1311 W. 37th Street in Los Angeles.  Store hours are as follows:

                 Wednesday     10-3

                    Thursday       10-3

                    Friday           10-3
                    Saturday       10-3

                    Sunday         11:30-2

​You may also mail in your order for your favorite items.