A temple in the Jodo Shinshu tradition


150 Cedar Road, Vista, CA 92083 * 760-941-8800 vbt@vbtemple.org

This Week


Sunday, March 24:  Dharma Service 9:30am.  

-- 1:00-4:00pm, Dr. Nobuo Haneda, Director of the Maida Center, Berkeley, will teach on "What is Hongan--Liberation Through Meeting with the Power of the Buddha's Desire".  Flyer with class description and registration form below.

You can find our March/April Book Club selection under the "Book Club" tab.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Our Hanamatsuri Festival, celebrating the Birth of the Buddha with Buddhist taiko drumming and hands on demos takes place April 27-28, 2019

Registration, Buddhist Education Class

flyer_WhatIsHongan (pdf)


Who We Are

We are a family-oriented

non-monastic community (or sangha) who follow the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and Shinran Shonin.  Jodo Shinshu ("Shin") Buddhism is the largest form of Buddhist practice in Japan.  Its teachings were brought to the US over 100 years ago, and our temple in Vista was dedicated in 1981.

How We Practice

We hold family weekly services, Dharma School (during the school year),  Meditation Services, Yoga Stretching, Book Club, Festivals, and more.  

Find out more

Contact Us

Our weekly services are usually on Sunday beginning at 9:30am.  Dharma School for children begins approximately 10:30am with adults staying in the main temple hall for Buddhist study.  Meditation services are the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.  Yoga stretching is usually before that at 6:30pm.

Vista Buddhist Temple

150 Cedar Road, Vista, California 92083, United States