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Jodo Shinshu
Sebastopol, California
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Historic Enmanji Buddhist Temple est 1928

1935 provided photo by Japanese American National Museum

In-person Services at Enmanji Temple


In-person services are held at the Enmanji Buddhist Temple on selected Sundays.  Please refer to the monthly calendar on this website for the dates and time.  All are welcome.

To attend an in-person service our Safety Committee has a few protocols that should be followed.  Everyone who attends a service should have been Covid vaccinated.  If you have not already presented your vax to us in the past please bring your card with you.  Once you have presented your card you will no longer be asked to do so again.  We will be keeping a list of individuals who have presented their vaccination information to us.

The service reservation requirement we once observed is no longer taking place.   All attendees of our in-person services are to be masked.


2023 Gotan-e Service is online



2023 Teriyaki BBQ Drive-Thru


We are hosting our Annual Teriyaki Drive-Thru event on Sunday, July 9, 2023!


We are unable to have our full bazaar at this time since we have lost access to our parking facility and need time to find replacement parking.  So, we will have another drive-thru event to continue serving our chicken teriyaki lunches to you this year.

It will be PRE-ORDER ONLY with assigned pick-up times from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.


We invite all Enmanji Temple members, their families, affiliated organizations and our community members and friends to continue to support Enmanji Temple by

filling out the mail-in pre-order form

or make a convenient online pre-order via PayPal or Venmo.

click here to pre-order


Each boxed lunch will be $18.00, and consist of 1⁄2 teriyaki chicken, rice and potato salad. We will be making 1,500 boxes, so please order by June 24, 2023.


We will also have a raffle with the grand prize of $750.00 so please indicate if you want tickets sent to you. 

Tickets can be conveniently ordered by mail-in form or online on the BBQ payment page.

The raffle tickets  need to be returned

by June 24, 2023.

Thank you for your support!

If you have questions please call (707) 823-2252 or email Attn: Julene at

~ Special Presentation ~

Ever wonder about the history and symbolism behind Hinamatsuri?


Also known as Doll's Day or Girl's Day in Japan. Loren Miyasaki explains with a doll set generously donated to the temple from the Tokugawa Family.



~ Special Presentation ~

Minister's Assistant George Thow explains the history of the hondo (main hall) and how it came to Sebastopol California in 1935 from Japan. view video


The Enmanji Buddhist Temple has an unusual beginning in that the Buddhist Sunday School and the affiliated Japanese Language School had their beginning in 1926, before the establishment of the temple itself. 


ALL people welcome - LGBTQ+ friendly

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