Buddhism - Wilshire Center & Los Angeles Area
Buddhist Temples and Centers in Wilshire Center & the Los Angeles Area
Updated 12/4/2011

 


Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Tel: 323.665.4300

Website: www.againstthestream.org
Spiritual Director:
Noah Levine

Asian Classics Institute, Los Angeles (ACI-LA)
Contact: Brian Smith
Web site: www.aci-la.org
Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Asian Classics Institute
Spiritual Director: Sumati Marut (Brian K. Smith)

Buddhist Center Los Angeles
Contact: Karin Grillitz
432 S. Curson Avenue, Apt. 2B, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 9311903, Fax: 9310909
Website: www.diamondway.org/la
Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism
Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Buddhist Group West Los Angeles
Contact: Yuri Aistovto
1854 Pandora Avenue, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 475 4556
Website: www.diamondway.org/la
Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism
Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Chagdud Gompa - T'hondup Ling
3353 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027
Tel: (323) 953-0755
Website: www.chagdud.org
Founder: H. E. Chagdud Tulku
Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa
Teacher: Lama Chödak Gyatso

Chua Huong Tich
1238 S. Kenmore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: 213-387-4569
Thich Thien Vien

Chua Phat Giao Viet Nam
863 S. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-384-9638
Thich Man Giac

Chua Quan Am
3033 W. Leeward Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-386-9298

Detroit St. Zen Center
650 S. Cochran Ave. #3
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036
Tel: (323) 954-8945
Website: www.detroitstzencenter.com
Teacher: Yuko Conniff

Dharma Drum Mountain - Los Angeles
Address: 1168 San Gabriel Blvd., #R Rosemead, CA 91770 CA
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese Chan (Zen)
Website: http://members.aol.com/ddmchan
Contact: Stanley Kung, Sam Chin, Paul Lin.

Dharma Zen Center
1025 S. Cloverdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: 323-934-0330
Fax: 323-930-1961
Website: www.DharmaZen.com

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara
1847 S. Crenshaw Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: 213-737-5084
Website: www.dharmavijaya.org/
Ven. Piyananda

Dogen Sangha Los Angeles
Address: Hill Street Center 237 Hill Street Santa Monica CA 90405
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Dogen Sangha International
Website: http://www.dogensanghalosangeles.org

Don't Worry Zendo
444 N. Flores Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (323) 655-8659, Fax: (323) 655-8671
Website: www.dontworryzendo.com
Tradition: Mixed - Non-sectarian
Teacher: Michael Attie

Gold Wheel Monastery
235 North 58, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Tel/Fax: (323) 258-6668
Website: www.drba.org
Tradition: Mahayana, Ch'an (Zen)

Affiliation: Dharma Realm Buddhist Association

Founder: Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

HanMaUm SeonWon of LA
210 N. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (213) 382-1711, Fax: (213) 386-8852
Website: www.buddhapia.com
Tradition: Korean Zen/Seon
Affiliation: HanMaUm SeonWon (Zen Center) Chogye Order of Korea
Director: Seon Master, Dae Haeng Keun Sunim
Contact: Ven. Hye Joong Senim

Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles
1651 South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, California 90019
Tel: (323) 735-7564
Website: www.hazymoon.com
Tradition: Soto and Rinzai Zen
Affiliation: Taizan Maezumi Lineage
Spiritual Director: William Nyogen Yeo

Insight LA
Contact: Amy Smith
Tel: (310) 774-3325, Fax: (310) 774-3325
Website: www.insightla.org
Tradition: Theravada Buddhism (Vipassana)
Affiliation: Spirit Rock Center, Woodacre, CA
Spiritual Director: Trudy Goodman

International Buddhist Meditation Center
928 S. New Hampshire Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: 213-384-0850
Website: www.IBMC.info
Spiritual Director: Ven. H. Shanti

Jamgoen Choelling Study Group
P.O. Box 24667 Los Angeles, CA 90024-0667
Tel/Fax: 310 824 1870
Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Director: Toby Rhodes

Jigme Lingpa Center
4321 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City Los Angeles CA 90230
Tel: (310) 391-0089
Website: www.wisdompath.org
Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingma, Dzogchen
Spiritual Director: Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

Kadampa Meditation Center California
Address: 1492 Blake Avenue Los Angeles, CA CA 90031
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (323)223-0610
Website: http://www.meditateinla.org
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Kanzeonji Non-Sectarian Buddhist Temple
951 Terrace 49 Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (323) 225-5345
Tradition: Soto Zen
Contact: Rev. Ryugen Watanabe, Osho

Koyasan Buddhist Temple
342 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 624-1267
Affiliation: Shingon Buddhist International Institute

Kwan Um Sa Temple
Address: 4325 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020 CA
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Zen/Soen
Affiliation: Chogye Order, Korea
Phone: (213) 380-3302
Fax: (213) 380-3304
Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Dr. Doahn Kim
Teacher: Rev. Ahn Soo Kim

Kuan Yin Buddhist Temple
242 E. Avenue 39th, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel: (213) 223-2614
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land
Abbot: Ven. Sik Yuet Chin
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin

L.A. Dharma
1402 Greenfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9002
Tel: (310) 479-8774, Fax: 473-0899
Website: www.ladharma.org
Tradition: Theravada / Vipassana
Affiliation: Non-sectarian
Visiting Teachers: Joseph Goldstein, James Baraz, Ralph Steele,
Shinzen Young, Mayumi Oda, Julie Wester, Carol Osmer-Newhouse.
Contact: Michael Shiffman

Lhundrup Choling Dharma Center
Address: 2481 Amherst Avenue Los Angeles CA 90064
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Phone: 310 445 0913
Website: http://www.lhundrupcholing.com
Spiritual Director: Khenpo Sonam

Los Angeles Buddhist Union
Address: 7833 Emerson Place, Rosemead, CA 91770 CA
Tradition: Theravada, Traditional Teachings of The Buddha
Spiritual Director: Ven. Bhante Chao Chu

Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara
Address: 920 N. Summit Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103-2619 CA
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (626) 797-6144; (626) 429-6760
Website: http://www.wickcentral.com/labv/labv.html
Teachers: Ven. Vibhavi, Ven. Dr. Karunanda Ven. Lakkhana (Meditation Master)

Los Angeles Friendship Center
Address: 5899 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90019
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren
Affiliation: SGI-USA
Phone: 323-965-0025
Fax: 323-965-0054
Website: http://sgi-lafriendshipcenter.org/
Main Contact: Jim Nobukuni Email (Phone: 323.692-2465)
Teacher: Danny Nagashima
Spiritual Director: Daisaku Ikeda

Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4304
Tel: (213) 680 9130, Fax: (213) 680 2210
Website: www.nishihongwanji-la.org
Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)
Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
Ministers: Rinban George Matsubayashi
Rev. Bill Briones, Rev. Fumiaki Usuki

Los Angeles Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center
1492 Blake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Contact: Marcela De Vivo
Tel: (323) 223 0610, Fax: (323) 223 6001
Website: www.meditateinla.org
Tradition: Tibetan, New Kadampa
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Lekma

Los Angeles Shambhala Center
8218 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (323) 653-9342, Fax: 310 396-8287
Website: www.shambhala.org/center/los-angeles
Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyü lineage
Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Mountain Shadow Zendo
Address: at Redlands Aikikai, 721 S. Nevada St., #306 Redlands CA 92373
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen (Maezumi Roshi)
Affiliation: Hazy Moon Zen Center, Los Angeles
Phone: 909-862-3174
Website: http://www.mountainshadowzendo.org/

Nichiren Shu
2801 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tel: (213) 262-7886, Fax: (213) 262-4602
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Shu
Contact: Rev. Shokai Kanai

Ordinary Dharma
Los Angeles, CA 902191
Tel: (310) 470-8443
Website: www.ordinarydharma.org
Tradition: Vipassana, Zen, Social Justice, Engaged Buddhism
Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh
Spiritual Director: Caitriona Reed
Teachers: Michele Benzamin-Miki, Caitriona Reed

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling
8291 Presson Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tel: (213) 654-8662, Fax: -654-0196
Website: www.palyul.org
Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa, Palyul Lineage
Teacher: Ven. Penor Rinpoche

Rigpa - Los Angeles
Address: Los Angeles, CA CA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma (Rigpa)
Phone: (866) 200-5876
Website: http://www.rigpaus.org/
Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche

Rinzai-ji Zen Center
2505 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018-2020
Tel: (323) 732-2263
Website: www.rinzaiji.org
Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Abbot: Denkyo Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Los Angeles
Address: 2707 E 1st Street Los Angeles CA 90033
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: (323) 269-4741
Fax: (323) 269-4567
Website: http://www.buddhistcenter-rkina.org/losangeles.html
Spiritual Director: Rev.Toshiyuki Kodaka

Sakya Samten Ling
Address: 1240 Franklin Street, Apartment 7, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles CA CA 90404
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Affiliation: Dechen Foundation
Phone: + 1 310 310 5565
Website: http://www.dechenfoundation.org

SammaDitthi Meditation and Grassroots Buddhism
Address: 851 Pine Ave, Suite 111, Long Beach CA, 90813
Tel: 562-888-0368
URL: www.sammaditthi.org
Sittings: Wednesdays 7:30PM to 9PM, Saturdays 10AM to Noon

Santa Monica Karma Kagyu Study Group
Contact: Daniel Kane
Tel: 310-451-4368
Web Site: www.SantaMonicaKKSG.org
1245 10th St. #4 (mail only)
Santa Monica CA 90401
Tradition: Tibetan,
Affiliation Karma Kagyu (www.kagyu.org)
Spiritual Dir: The Venerable 3rd Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Santa Monica Zen Center
Santa Monica Zen Center
Temple Name: Gakiji
Address: 1453 14th Street, Unit C, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Website: www.smzen.org
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto-Rinzai Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Affiliation: White Plum Asanga www.whiteplum.org
Abbot: Bill Yoshin Jordan, Roshi
Director: Jean Yuho Ford, Dharma Holder
Contact: info@smzen.org

Senshin Buddhist Temple
1311 W 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel: (213) 731 4617, Fax: (213) 731 1318
Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)
Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
Minister: Rev. Masao Kodani

Shantideva Sangamaya
560 S. Stanford Avenue, Suite #205, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: J.M. Dharmakara Boda
Tel: (213) 623-3082
Website: www.shantideva.net
Tradition: Non-sectarian
Affiliation: United Assembly of Bodhisattvas (UAB)
Teachers: Anagarika Dharmakara, Anagarika Dhammajoti,
Akira Hasagawa, Gary Anderson

Shinnyo-en Los Angeles
Address: 18111 Bastanchury Ave, Yorba Linda CA 92886 CA
Tradition: Mahayana, Mahaparinirvana Sutra
Phone: (714) 528-9387
Spiritual Director: Keishu Shinso Ito

Thal Mah Sah Korean Temple
3505 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

The Laughing Buddha Sangha
Address: 2046 Fourteenth Street Santa Monica CA CA 90405
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya
Affiliation: Dharma Vijaya Vihara Los Angeles
Phone: 310-450-2268
Website: http://www.zentrance.com

Spiritual Director: Akasa Levi

Thubten Dhargye Ling
3500 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA 90814
Contact: Lara Brooke
Tel: (562) 621 9865, Fax: 562-621
Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Gaden Shartse Monastery
Spiritual Director: Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen
Patrons: H.H.Dalai Lama, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

Unfettered Mind
13323 W. Washington Boulevard, Suite 302 Los Angeles CA 90066
Tel: (310) 827-7766, Fax: (310) 823-3388
Email: ken@unfetteredmind.org
Website: www.unfetteredmind.org
Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyü lineage
Director/Principal Teacher: Ken McLeod

University Buddhist Association at UCLA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: buddhist@ucla.edu
Website: www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/buddhist/index.html
Teacher: Venerable Kusala

Urban Dharma
928 S. New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90006
Contact: Kusala Bhikshu
Website: www.UrbanDharma.org
Tradition: American Buddhism
Teacher: Kusala Bhikshu

Vajrakilaya Centres
Orgyen Kachod Ling

1042 S. Keniston Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90019
Tel: (310) 472-6515
Founder: Orgyen Kusul Lingpa Rinpoche
Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa
Contact:
Kelly Lynch

Wat Thai of Los Angeles Meditation Center
Address: 8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave North Hollywood CA 91605
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw, Ajaan Tong
Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw
Phone: +1 (818) 635 6460
Website: http://www.sirimangalo.org/
Main Contact: Nuchanach Sirin Email (Phone: +1(818) 635 6460)
Teacher: Noah Yuttadhammo
Spiritual Director: Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo

West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple
2004 Corinth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 477 7274, Fax: (310) 477 6674
Website: http://www.wlabt.org
Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)
Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center
Address: 58900 Apple Canyon Road Mountain Center CA 92561
Tradition: Mahayana, Maezumi Roshi - White Plum Asanga
Affiliation: Soto Zen
Phone: 951-659-5272
Fax: 951-659-3275
Website: http://www.zmc.org
Find on:
Main Contact: Office Email (Phone: 951-659-5272)
Teacher: Tenshin Fletcher Roshi
Spiritual Director: Tenshin Fletcher Roshi

Zen Center of Los Angeles / Buddha Essence Temple
923 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006
213.387.2351
Website: www.zcla.org
Abbot and resident Head Teacher: Roshi Egyoku Nakao
in Maezumi White Plum Lineage

 

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