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2016 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple accepting prayers for New Year in Little Tokyo, Jan 1-3

“Fire Rire” ceremony at Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo set on Jan. 1, 2017, at 10AM Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 East First Street in Little Tokyo, will hold its “Fire Rite” on Jan. 1, 2017 at 10:00 am. Bishop Junkun Imamura will officiate the ceremony and kick off three-day New Year’s celebration in...
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2016 / Little Tokyo temple to open to the public to accept “Hatsumode,” the first visit, Jan. 1-3

On every New Year’s Day, over 3,000 people come to Koyasan Buddhist Temple of Los Angeles for paying their first visits to the temple or “Hatsumode” to pray their health, peaceful mind, and successful New Year. To accept Hatsumode visitors, Koyasan Temple will be open from January 1 through 3, 10:00 am to 5:00...
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2015 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple to present family festival in Little Tokyo, Oct. 18

Koyasan Family Festival

Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo presents the First Annual Koyasan Family Festival on Sunday, Oct 18 from 11am at its venue, 342 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 624-1267 The festival provides foods and drinks, raffle drawings and beanbag contest. There will be Japanese amulets and calligraphy for sale. From 1:00...
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2015 / Koyasan Buddhist Temple receiving visitors for praying, Jan.1 -3

Koyasan Buddhist Temple New Year's Day

On New Year’s Day in Japan, it is still a ritual that people visit a Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine to offer a prayer. Here in Los Angeles, Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo receives several thousand visitors during three-day-period for many years. Koyasan Temple holds Goma fire ritual ceremony on the New Year’s...
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2014 / Film screening about effort to save vulnerable Buddhist art, Nov.13 at Getty Center

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Getty Conservation Institute to screen “Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance” at the Getty Center Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance  / November 13, 2014 /7:00p.m. (Running Time: 54 minutes) / Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center / Free; visit event site to make a reservations The diffusion of Buddhism from India throughout Asia has left...
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2014 / LACMA Public Programs / The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism / Jan 27, 7 pm

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Public Programs Expressions of the inexpressible: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Robert E Buswell, Jr., UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies Donal S. Lopez, University of Michigan Monday, January 27, 7 pm LACMA Brown Auditorium Free and open to the public; reservations required. Tickets: (323) 857-6010 or reserve online...
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2014 / Little Tokyo temple to open to accept New Year’s visiting, Jan 1,2,3

The Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo will open to accept New Year’s visiting (Hatsu Mode) from January 1 to 3, from 10 am to 5 pm. The services and rituals are open to the public. No admission required. In Japan, some Esoteric Buddhism temples and Shinto shrines draw a few millions visitors for...
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