A temple in the Jodo Shinshu tradition


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

This Week


Wednesday, July 17, 7:00pm: Meditation Service.  Open to the Public.  

There is no yoga stretching July 17.  Come stretched.

Saturday, July 20, 8:00am (ish) - done (3:00pm ish):  Manju Making.  Come for any portion of this shared activity and be the first to order and get your fresh manju!

Sunday, July 21, 9:30am:  Dharma Service.

11:30 Dharma Recovery Meeting, lower level classroom.  All in recovery welcome.

OBON FESTIVAL JULY 27-28, noon-8:00pm.  See below for downloads of entertainment schedule, food offerings and dances.

*Please note:  Service dogs only, due to County food regulations.*

Dance practices  July 9, 16, and 23 at 7:00pm in the temple lower level.

download OBON entertainment, dance list, and food options

Bonn Odori Dances 2019 (pdf)


Food - Obon 2019 (pdf)


Program - Obon 2019 (pdf)


Obon Festival July 27-28, noon - 8:00pm

Our Shokenji Taiko group performs at 5:15pm both festival nights.

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

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