Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas is located on 14 California St, in the heart of Salinas Chinatown. It is a part of the Buddhist Churches of America. We practice Jodo Shinshu, also known as Pure Land Buddhism. 

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas was founded in 1924 to promote Shin Buddhism in America. Over the years, it has also been home to many cultural activities. This Temple is one of the five temples/churches that make up the Coast District of the Buddhist Churches of America. 

Membership to the Temple is open to everyone interested in Shin Buddhism and in the cultural activities that are practiced here. Members receive a monthly newsletter describing the events of the Temple and its affiliates, and a subscription to the Wheel of Dharma, a monthly newspaper produced by the Buddhist Churches of America. 


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