Hoonko Service 1/19

With Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Shinran Shonin’s Memorial Service SUNDAY – JANUARY  19th –  10:30 AM SERVICE Followed by a Lunch PotLuck Hoon-ko commemorates the death of the founder of Shin Buddhism, Shinran Shonin. This holiday is observed in early January from the 9th to the 16th. This holiday […]

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Buddhist Lecture 1/18: Jodo Shinshu Questions & Answers

With a very special guest Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada SATURDAY – JANUARY 18th – 3 – 5 PM – $20 Suggested Donation Reverend Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada was born and raised in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. His education includes a Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies […]

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Joya-E New Year’s Service – Dec 31st

“Bell of the Last Night” – Tuesday – December 31st  –  7 pm – A Family-Friendly Service. Ring out 2019! Ring in 2020! with the “Bell of the Last Night Service,” a cultural, spiritual Buddhist observance called Joya-E. Everyone who attends will participate in the ringing of the “calling bell” a portion of 108 times […]

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Mochi Fest – Dec 29th

11:30am – 1 pm. Mochi Fest is an annual sale of traditional mochi, other desserts & Japanese items. Around New Years, many Japanese households will take part in the annual tradition of mochitsuki (餅つき), the pounding of rice to make mochi. Mochi, also called a rice cake, is pounded sweet rice that can be eaten in a sweet or savory […]

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Bodhi Day Service – Dec 15th

Sunday – December 15th  –  10:30 am with Reverend Dr. Takashi Miyaji, from the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Bodhi Day is the day Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment. According to tradition, Buddha (Siddhartha) had forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and he resolved to sit under a Pipul tree and simply meditate until he found the […]

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Buddhist Workshop: “Buddhist Ethics” – Dec 14th

“Living Ethically From A Shin Buddhist Perspective” with Reverend Dr. Takashi Miyaji, from the Tacoma Buddhist Temple – Saturday – December 14th – 3 – 5 pm – $20 Suggested Donation. Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji will discuss how Buddhists can live an ethical life. He specializes in the areas of Japanese Buddhism and religion, translation […]

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Rod Tamura Workshop – Oct 23rd

Free Workshop at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane. Special guest Rod Tamura’s will talk about “The history of Japanese-Americans in the Northwest, the Spokane Buddhist Temple and my family”. Wednesday 10/23/19 at 6 pm. Rod grew up in the Temple and is the son of James (Jim) and Janet Tamura. The Tamura family […]

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RAMEN FEST – Oct. 20th

30th Annual “RAMEN FEST” Japanese Fall Food Festival SUNDAY – October 20th – 11 AM – 3 PM – Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane Featuring Traditional Japanese Recipe Ramen & other menu items **EAT IN OR TAKE OUT** **Vegetarian broth available** We are also having a Temple Open House Ramen is essentially a […]

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Kieshiki Service – Oct. 6th

Do you have your Buddhist Name? We are having a Buddhist naming ceremony at the Sarana Affirmation Service (Kie Shiki) on October 6, 2019, with Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop officiating. Sunday 10/6/2019 at 10:30 am at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane If you have yet to receive a Buddhist Name (Homyo), please […]

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Dharma Exchange – Sept. 22nd

Dharma Exchange on “Our Pledge”, Sunday 9/22/19, 12 PM Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane This is an open discussion, led by Reverend Melissa Opel, of “Our Pledge”, written by Ohtani Kojun, Monshu, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, the leader of our Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism. Come sit around the table and share your thoughts […]

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