TEMPLE CLOSED

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 […]

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Yard Volunteers Needed

Hi everyone!    We are looking for volunteers to help with weeding and yard cleanup at the temple.   If anyone is interested please let me know.  We will practice social distancing and there will only be a few people working at a time.  Just email me at alwaysalotus@gmail.com or text 509-294-1461. Thanks. —In gratitude – Becca OpelBoard President

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Rummage Sale

Are you spending your quarantine time de-cluttering your home and getting rid of attachments? The temple has scheduled a RUMMAGE SALE sometime this summer, so if you find items you’d like to donate, we will be happy to store them for you once the quarantine is over.  

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Donations Needed

While We Are Closed We are grateful for the volunteers who have been maintaining the Temple and for the dues that members have been sending since we closed. We are awaiting word from the state and the BCA about when to re-open. Donations: Since we stopped having services on Sundays, donations have been down. Please […]

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Message from Reverend Harada

Transcending Worldly Wishes We often chant the Juseige in our services. I love the first line of the Juseige. It goes, GA GON CHO SE GAN. Let me explain this one line from the Juseige. To begin with, we have to know the context of the Juseige. The Juseige is a short song, or poem, […]

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Services Streamed

**See the April Newsletter for links to streamed services*** Many of the Temples are live streaming their services. Watch local services or explore the dharma being shared at temples and churches throughout the United States. By visiting a temple’s live-stream video page at the scheduled time, you are able to join service, chant and sing […]

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Message from Rev. Opel

Message from Reverend Melissa Opel to the Sangha: April is the month in which we would typically be preparing for and celebrating Hanamatsuri, the birth of the baby who would become the Buddha. Hanamatsuri is a wonderful time of gathering together to adorn the Hanamido with flowers, and placing sweet tea in the bowl that […]

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Zoom Dharma Discussion coming

***COMING SOON*** Join Sensei Melissa Opel for a “Zoom”DHARMA DISCUSSION webinar If you are interested, email Sensei Opel atMelissajoshinopel@gmail.comYou’ll be notified when the Dharma Discussion is available.

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Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop Retires

After 47 years of dedicated ministry and service to the Buddhist Churches of America, Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, retired from the BCA ministry on March 31, 2020. Prior to assuming the position of Bishop and Superintendent of the Hongwanji-ha North America District in 2012, Rev. Umezu served as the resident […]

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