The Arizona Buddhist Temple is located at 4142 West Clarendon Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. The temple is an affiliate of Kyoto, Japan's Nishi Hongwanji and Buddhist Churches of America that was established in the middle of the 1930's. It is Arizona's oldest Buddhist temple. After the temple reopened from its closing during World War II there was a fire that accidentally destroyed the temple during March during 1957 and it was moved into a barracks for a short time.
In 1961 the building that now houses the Arizona Buddhist Temple. Sunday mornings there are Adult Study Classes, Dharma School and religious services held at ten in the mornings. Once a month there is a Memorial Service held at eleven thirty in the morning. There are no pictures allowed inside the main hall.
When entering the temple visitors are asked to put their palms together with thumbs and fingers aligned and have their elbows close to the body. Those attending the service should have their hands about the middle of your chest bow in the direction of the shrine before taking your seat and waiting quietly for the services to begin. Those wishing to obtain additional information should contact the temple directly.