BBTBERKELEY BUDDHIST TEMPLE
Historial Photo
History

Early Beginnings
100 years ago, 73 Berkeley residents formed the Berkeley Young Men's Buddhist Association. Under the guidance of Reverend Gyodo Haguri, an inaugural service was held on May 10, 1911 at the Odd Fellows Hotel. This marked the modest beginnings of the Berkeley Buddhist Temple which would later impart its broad and pervasive influence on the future of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in America.
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Dateline
1911 Berkeley YMBA organized
1914 Berkeley Fujinkai (BWA) formed
1918 Rev. Keisai Nagai becomes first Temple minister
1937 Adjacent building acquired and converted to dormitory
1955 New Temple constructed
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Centennial
Centennial
A Century of Gratitude and Joy
1911-2011