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Everything You Need To Know to Visit a Buddhist Temple

Nov30 VisitingTempleAt Myosenji Temple, we encourage you to visit and learn about Buddhism. There are just a few things you need to know about visiting a Buddhist Temple.

Dress Code

Dress code is basically work or school attire but common sense prevails. The only item we ask that you do not wear inside Myosenji Temple is head coverings (hats, scarfs, etc.). If you are interested to learn why we don’t cover our heads, that would make a great question to ask our Chief Priest when you visit.


Since we live in the United States, you will not be asked to take off your shoes.


We encourage you to take and share photos but we ask that you wait until the completion of our meeting or ceremony and the closure of the Butsudan. The Butsudan houses the Temple’s Joju Gohonzon.

Greeting the Buddhist Priests

Our Chief Priest and Assistant Priest would like to meet you and answer any of your questions about Buddhism. During our Introduction meetings, there is time allocated at the end of the meetings where you can meet our Chief Priest and introduce yourself.  They are also available to speak with you after ceremonies and others times during the week. Please check our Temple activity calendar or contact the Temple directly to visit.

Introductory Meetings

We have three more Introduction to Buddhism meetings scheduled in 2014:

Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: What is Karma?

Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds

Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Topic: What is Buddhism? Who is Buddha? A Brief History