By Rev. Kenji Akahoshi, Resident Minister
On August 1, 2013, the Buddhist Temple of
San Diego happily welcomed Rev. Dr.
Kenji Akahoshi, and his wife, Karen, to the
beautiful city of San Diego, as Kenji-sensei
began his duties as Resident Minister.

From the very beginning, Kenji-sensei has
been a perfect fit for the Buddhist Temple
of San Diego. Both Kenji-sensei and Karen
have kept up with the busy schedule of
the temple, and continue to help move
this temple forward.

Kenji-sensei is originally from San Jose where he practiced dentistry
for over 30 years and was an active member of the San Jose
Buddhist Church Betsuin. Kenji-sensei conducted study classes
under the Betsuin’s BEC program and was involved with Dharma
School. He received a Master’s Degree in trans-personal (spiritual)
psychology. He attended and graduated from IBS in 2010, while
he was transitioning out of dentistry. Kenji-sensei was ordained in
the tokudo ceremony in 2010 and received kyoshi status from the
Hongwanji in Kyoto in December 2012. Around September 2014,
Kenji-Sensei received his Kaikyoshi status as a minister. This also
marked the completion of his first year as a resident minister, at the
Buddhist Temple of San Diego.
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