As of today, March 13, 2020, the Spokane Buddhist Temple will be canceling all services and other events, at the direction of the Buddhist Churches of America, due to concerns for the well-being of our Sangha. We recommend you view the Seattle Betsuin’s streamed services at their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChTn8Ub2VRjS4_-97xdCBxQ

Special Message from the Reverend Kodo Umezu, Bishop, Retired:

I would like to express my deepest concern over everyone’s physical and spiritual wellness. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all temple and church services and events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Though you are not able to physically be at your temples and churches, you can listen to the chanting of Juseige, Sanbutsuge and Junirai on our website. When we put our hands together and recite the Nembutsu, we are reminded that we are always within the compassionate heart of Amida Buddha.

Shinran Shonin teaches us that we are always with the Buddha no matter where we may be or what condition we are living in. Though we live in this world of uncertainty, the Nembutsu teaching makes us realize that we are constantly grasped by the realm of Oneness. Nothing can destroy our Life. Let us continue to live our lives in accord with the compassionate heart of Amida Buddha.

In Gassho,
Kodo Umezu