Annual Sangha Picnic

Every summer our Sangha gets together for a picnic. We enjoy beautiful weather, delicious food, and good company.

Annual Sangha Picnic

Sangha Movie Nights

Occassionally we host a Sangha Movie Night where we show a Buddhism-related film for the Sangha. Past screenings have included Departures and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring at The Magic Lantern, and Secondhand Lions at The Shop. Keep an eye on our news page for information about the next Sangha Movie Night!

Sangha Movie Nights

Sangha makes Senbei

Our Sangha has a blast getting together to make senbei crackers for our food bazaars! We spend a Saturday rolling, cutting, and frying dough; coating the crackers with sauce and baking them; and bagging it all up for sale. It's such a great time to chat with and get to know other members of the sangha better, have some free lunch, and at the end of the day you can even munch on the reject sebei.

Sangha makes Senbei

Welcome to the Spokane Buddhist Temple!

Established in 1945, the Spokane Buddhist Temple holds weekly services on Sunday mornings, following the tradition of Japanese Shin Buddhism. Our Sangha Services are hosted by one of three of our Minister's Assistants, with help from other members of our sangha. Not having a resident minister of our own, we invite a guest minister to come and speak once a month. We are an all volunteer temple and welcome your participation in our weekly services and activities.

In addition to holding services, we hold food bazaars in the spring and fall, and a rummage sale in the summer. Please see our Calendar for more information about these special events.

Our temple has a Japanese heritage, but all services are in English and most of our sangha members are non-Japanese. We welcome all, regardless of belief, heritage, race, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else. Please join us for our next service - or call, email, or connect with us on Facebook !

2014 Spokane Obon Festival
July 26th & 27th - Noon-7pm

A Japanese Buddhist Cultural Event  -  with Japanese Food, Art, Crafts, Music, Martial Arts, Taiko drumming & Games for Kids at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane. Featuring Bon Odori dancing at 6 pm & Spokane Taiko at 5 each night. Perry Street Parade at 10 am on Saturday. Free Entry; Charge for Food & Games. All are Welcome! 


Saturday, July 26

11:30     Kizuna – Traditional Japanese Instrumental
12:30     Narong – International Vocalist
1:30       Kuroneko Chess (Cosplay characters in costume)
2:00       Family Karate Demonstration
2:30       Kizuna – Traditional Japanese Instrumental
3:30       Milne Family Trio
4:00       Silver Spurs – Japanese Dance Performance
5:00       Spokane Taiko
6:00       Bon Odori Dancing – All are Welcome to Dance!

Sunday, July 27

12:30     Kizuna – Traditional Japanese Instrumental
1:30       Kuroneko Chess (Cosplay characters in costume)
2:00       Family Karate Demonstration
3:00       Milne Family Trio
3:30       Kizuna – Traditional Japanese Instrumental
4:00       Narong – International Vocalist
5:00       Spokane Taiko
6:00       Bon Odori Dancing – All are Welcome to Dance!
Temple Tours: Saturday – 11:30-4:00 & Sunday – 12:30-4:00

Exhibits in Gym Saturday & Sunday

Bonsai – trained plants, Ikebana – flower arranging
Nuido – embroidery, Sumi-E - painting
Craft table by Kuroneko all day

Food in Basement

Chicken Rice Bowl (curry or teriyaki) - $7
Senbei Japanese crackers - $4   
Chirashi Sushi (mixed veggie rice ) - $4
Edamame (steamed, salted soy bean pods) - $4
Mochi Dessert (green tea or butter) - $4
Gourmet Beverages - $4
                green tea or mocha frappe or iced chai tea
Bottled Soda or Water - $2
Sangha Crafts & Bookstore in Basement
Origami Art, Plants, & more!

Games on Green with prizes (50 cents ro $1)

Basketball, Bean Bag, Duck Pond, Golf Challenge, Pong Toss, 3-in-a-Row

The July newsletter is here!

Read it on the Newsletters page

Help support our
Dharma School

By signing up for the eScrip program, 4.25% of your purchases fromSafeway, Yokes, or participating credit card merchants come back to our Temple and help support our Dharma School. The money we recieve will be used to buy supplies, curriculum materials, and to help pay for our Dharma School teachers to attend workshops where they can learn more about sharing the Dharma with our young sangha members.


Chanting in Gratitude

The temple is now offering two classes, most Sunday mornings at 9 am.

To look up dates for these classes, please see our calendar.

Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 534-7954

Handicapped parking is available behind the temple. Others may park on the street, in the South Perry Pizza lot, in the Grant Elementary lot, or in the Grant Park lot behind the Lantern.

You may also ride the 46 or 45 bus lines to temple. There is a stop right out front.

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