Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple was established in 1926 by Japanese immigrants. The current temple building was constructed in the late 1930s and the classrooms and social hall were built in the 1960s. Our temple celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016. Today our Sangha welcomes people from all walks of life.

Some Major Dates in Temple History:

500 BCE (circa) Shakyamuni Buddha taught Buddha Dharma.
1173 AD Shinran Shonin was born.
1450 Rennyo Shonin revitalized the Honganji temple.
1926 Berkeley Higashi Honganji was founded.
1938 Oregon Street temple construction.
1942-45 Temple closed during World War II.
1965 Ohtani Hall was built.