Masao Kodani

Masao H. Kodani

Minister at Senshin Buddhist Temple

1311 W 37TH ST, Los Angeles, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(323) 731-4617

General Information


Centennial High School

East Asian Studies , UC Santa Barbara

M. A. degreeRyukoku Universisty

degree - East Asian Studies , University of California at Santa Barbara


Co-Founder - Kinnara Taiko

Buddhist Member - Urban Dharma

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Archives for 2008 | LDC at Work - Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada

Speaker: Reverend Masao Kodani, Senshin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles, CA
After graduating from Centennial High School, Reverend Kodani attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned his degree in East Asian Studies. While at UC Santa Barbara, he became close with Reverend Art Takemoto of Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Through Rev. Takemoto's influence, Kodani traveled to Japan to study Buddhism at Ryukoku University.

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Ekoji, Temple of the Gift of Light, in Northern Virginia near Washington DC. Namu Amida Butsu. - History-1999 to 2009

Using the funeral as an example of Buddhist ritual, Reverend Masao Kodani, a minister of the Jodo Shinshu or "Pureland" sect of Buddhism, will explain the Buddhist funeral, and the significance of the ritual to the Buddhist religion. Reverend Kodani will present an overview of the historical development of rituals in Buddhist practice, and the relevance of such rituals to day-to-day life in both a cultural as well as a religious context. The rituals comparative distinction from the Judeo-Christian-Muslim practices will be presented as well. A question and answer period will follow. Reverend Kodani is a much sought after speaker in the Southern California area. Come and enjoy his presentation and take in a docent led tour of the Sackler Gallery as well. Ekoji's Fall Seminar (on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 9 a.m.) will feature Rev. Masao Kodani, the minister at Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles. Speaking on "The Historical Buddha and the Cosmic Buddha," Rev. Kodani will discuss the distinction between the Buddha in history and the Buddha as Infinite Light and Life, Wisdom and Compassion. He is the author of Dharma Chatter. In his book he says: Rev. Kodani also will lead the service on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.

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Mas Kodani
Mas Kodani Senshin Buddhist Temple minister and co-founder of Kinnara Taiko.

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