The founder of the teachings of Jodo Shinshu, "The True Essence of Pure Land Buddhust Teaching," is Shinran Shonin. Shinran Shonin's teachings came over into Hawaii and the United States in the late 19th century and was sustained by Japanese immigrant families. Orange County Buddhist Church was established in the 1930's and migrated over to Anameim in 1964. The Sangha, our church members, includes over 900 sustaining members with serivces held weekly on Sunday and Wednesday. We also hold funerals and memorials, also. Anyone can come to these services no matter what ethnicity, gender, age, race , disability, sexual orientation or expression, or of national origin. We welcome those who wish to follow the path of Shinran. It is a life deeply reflecting on the Buddha's Wisdom and Compassion in order to bring about the awakening in everyday struggles.