Myohoji Buddhist Temple is one of six Nichiren Shoshu Temples in the United States. We are located in West Hollywood, California. We serve the members throughout Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas. Our Chief Priest, Reverend Taishin Takano, conducts weekly ceremonies and various activities at the temple. He also leads Nichiren Shoshu activities in all of the states in our region. To learn more about our ceremonies and local activities, come visit our temple. There, you can learn about the teachings of true Buddhism and also meet Buddhists from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
Nichiren Shoshu Myohoji Temple was established in 1967 in Etiwanda California, as the first Nichiren Shoshu temple on the mainland United States. In 1996, the temple relocated to our present site, conveniently located in the heart of West Hollywood, California. Our 6000 square-foot main hall seats approximately 500 people, and our reception hall seats 100 for smaller meetings. We have two parking lots—one directly behind the temple and one just to the North, both with entrances from Crescent Heights Blvd.
Nichiren Shoshu believers also host local meetings in all of the states in our region. People come together, recite the sutra, and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Then, they share their experiences with the practice and study a Buddhist topic.
To learn more, please contact Myohoji Temple, and find out when the next ceremony or introductory meeting will be held, or where there is a local meeting near you.