Welcome to the Oregon Buddhist Temple
We are located in beautiful Portland, Oregon and are affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America which is headquartered in San Francisco, California. We have weekly services on Sundays at 10:00 am. All are invited and welcome.
Our temple follows Jodo Shinshu (also known as Shin) Buddhism, a sect in the Pureland stream of Mahayana Buddhism. Shin was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173 - 1263 CE) in Japan during the Kamakura period. Today, Shin is the largest Buddhist sect in Japan with 10 schools and approximately 25 million adherents. Our head temple is Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto Japan.
We hope that the information on our web site helps you in your investigation of Buddhist tradition. Buddhists never judge other religions as false and we realize that some of you may just be satisfying a certain intellectual curiosity.
Thank you for taking an interest in our temple. In Gassho,
The Members of the Oregon Buddhist Temple
OBT Introductory Brochure (2 pages in .pdf format)
“The purpose of the Oregon Buddhist Temple is to ensure that the Jodo Shinshu Sangha have the facilities, resident minister and other resources they need to share the Buddha-Dharma in their daily lives and during their major life events.”
OBT Mission Statement