photo of Reverend William Briones
Rev. William Briones was born and raised in Mountain View, CA.
major was in Biology.
He worked 28 years as a Research Biologist in the Department of Physiology, at Syntex Pharmaceuticals in Palo Alto, CA.
He took an early retirement in 1995 and enrolled at the Institute of Buddhist Studies at CA Berkeley's Graduate of Theology Union.
Upon Completion of ministerial program at Berkeley
, Rev. Briones
attended Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin
(Buddhist Seminary) in Kyoto, Japan for 2 years.
Tokudo ordination in September 2000 and Kyoshi certification in April 2001.
His orientation began at LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in June 2001 and he joined the ministerial staff as a full time minister in January 2002.
He became the 10th Rimban (head minister) of LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in September 2013.