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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Message from Rev. Opel

“We are living out kindness and compassion by staying home and keeping physical distance.” Published 3/17/20 by Rev. Melissa Opel, Minister Assistant, Spokane Buddhist Temple Hello Sangha! It’s only been a few days since we haven’t seen each other but I miss you all already. I imagine many of us are feeling uncertain, maybe a […]

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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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Cancelled – Shin & A Show 3/28

SHIN & A SHOW March 28th – 2 pm – Temple downstairs – Showing: GOJIRA (Godzilla) Hosted by MA Eric Kerkove The roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the […]

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