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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TEMPLE RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED FOR AUG OR SEPT

TEMPLE RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED FOR AUGUST OR SEPTEMBERDATE TBD DEPENDING ON COVID-19 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Have you been cleaning your closets while spending lots of time at home?  Please consider donating your quality items for our rummage sale.  Even though we don’t have a date set you can bring your items to the temple right now […]

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Message from Rev. Melissa Opel

Dear Sangha, After much thought, consideration and discussion, the consensus for the upcoming Oshoko offering, that was set to begin in July, has been canceled. In some ways, it wasn’t an easy decision to make, and in other ways, it was a no-brainer. But what changed? For me, the biggest change was we had not […]

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Message from Bishop Harada

The Light from a Star Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop For many years I had the great fortune of serving with Rev. Akio Miyaji, who is now retired and living in Japan. Often in his funeral sermons, Rev. Miyaji used to share a true story about an experience he had many years ago while serving at […]

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New Book & Workshop from Rev. Tanaka

New book by Reverend Tanaka: Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart  (With a Bit of Humor) by Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka  Message from Kenneth Tanaka: 1)    It is published by BDK America (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism). I chose this publisher because my interest is to share the […]

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Message from Rev. Harada

The Light from a Star For many years I had the great fortune of serving with Rev. Akio Miyaji, who is now retired and living in Japan. Often in his funeral sermons, Rev. Miyaji used to share a true story about an experience he had many years ago while serving at the Seattle Betsuin. While […]

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Message from Bishop Harada

Message from Bishop Marvin Harada: The Color of Pure Gold The Color of Pure Gold “If, when I attain Buddhahood, humans and devas in my land should not all be the color of pure gold, may I not attain perfect Enlightenment.                                                       — Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life Our world today faces racial tension and […]

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Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and in Opposition to Racism Today we find ourselves in a time of deep unrest and pain. There is no justification for the killing of George Floyd, of Ahmaud Arbery, of Breonna Taylor. These and other countless racially motivated misuses of force against Black people are a travesty […]

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Dharma Discussion is on Wed. this week (6/10)

Join Sensei Melissa Opel & Sangha Members for a “Zoom” DHARMA DISCUSSION WEBINAR Thursdays 6:30 pm ****WED 6/10 THIS WEEK*** It’s been a joy to see Sangha members & hear how they are doing. Join in by emailing Sensei Opel at Melissajoshinopel@gmail.com You’ll be notified of the Dharma Discussion login by email.

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Dharma Discussions Every Thursday

Join Sensei Melissa Opel & Sangha Members for a “Zoom” DHARMA DISCUSSION WEBINAR Thursdays 6:30 pm It’s been a joy to see Sangha members & hear how they are doing. Join in by emailing Sensei Opel at Melissajoshinopel@gmail.com You’ll be notified of the Dharma Discussion login by email.

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