Membership

Anyone interested in Buddhism is welcome to join our Sunday services and activities as a visitor. We are happy to answer questions and direct you to the appropriate resources to learn more. Visitors may participate, or simply listen and observe. For dates and times of services, please check our Calendar.

With a regular membership, you become a member of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist family and gain access to many of the services provided by the San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (SFVHBT) and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA).

Buddhist education seminars and conferences are held throughout the year by the temple, Southern District, and BCA, which are subsidized or complimentary for members. Membership also includes subscriptions to our bi-monthly Temple Times newsletter and BCA’s monthly Wheel of Dharma newsletter.

Temple membership dues for the 2017 calendar year are $400 for a regular family membership and $250 for an regular individual membership.

Family members up to 25 years of age are included in a family membership. Children of paid members may participate in Dharma School, Sangha Teens, and Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA) without paying additional dues.

Student Membership is $100 for students under 25 years of age whose parents are not members of SFVHBT. If you are a college student who lives or studies near SFVHBT, or a high school student who would like to join Jr. YBA, this membership is for you.

Sustaining Membership: For those who wish to further sustain the temple, a membership pledge in any amount over the dues noted above will be received with great gratitude.

Dues are voluntary for members above 80 years of age.

Installment payment of dues is acceptable and welcome.

It’s easy to join!
Just send your name, phone number, and address, along with a check, to the temple:

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
9450 Remick Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331