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8/20 All Sangha ANNUAL PICNIC

Everyone is invited to our annual All Sangha Picnic on Saturday, August 20th. This year it will be at Martena Peterson's house - she has a large shady back yard. Our master chef Jun will cook tacos. Everyone is invited to bring a salad or dessert, a lawn chair & something to drink. Come at 4 pm, eat at 5 pm. Maps and directions are available at the temple.


Clean Up Parties Saturdays 8/26 & 8/27, 9/2 & 9/3

Come clean up the temple while it is our Fall temple closing time. Sign up on the BIG SIGN UP SHEET at the temple.


Temple Closed 8/28 & 9/4~CleanUp Party

The temple will be closed Aug 22 thru Sept 9th. Last year we painted during our closed time. This year we plan to do some clean up and maintenance tasks. Please consider spending a couple of hours during that time to help with some cleanup/maintenance tasks. Just pick something that you would be willing to help with and sign up to do that particular chore. We will schedule times for both weekends and weekdays. Look for the big sign up sheet on the wall in the dining hall or contact Celeste at

RUMMAGE SALE & OPEN HOUSE - Friday July 15th - Saturday July 16th

The Spokane Buddhist Temple Invites You to a
Annual Rummage Sale of Furniture, household items, music,
art work & much more.

7/17 Guest Reverend Kodo Umezu at 10:30 am

Mark your calendars! This is a service you should not miss!


Reverend Kodo Hiromichi Umezu

Director Center for Buddhist Education, Berkeley, California

Will give the Dharma Talk at the 10:30 am Service on July 17th

We are fortunate to have a very special guest minister visiting us this month, Reverend Kodo Umezu. He is the director of the Center for Buddhist Education in Berkeley California.  He creates and oversees all of the Buddhist education programs at the Jodo Shinshu Center. This includes everything from training sessions for Minister’s Assistants to special seminars for members. Some of his seminar titles are, “Crossing over to Buddhism” (for those not born into Buddhism) and “B.Y.O.B, Bring your own Buddhism, Sharing Our Pathways”. We hope to bring these seminars to Spokane in the future.

He also had the honor of representing us and addressing the United Nations this last May for the 2600th Vesak Celebration (We celebrate this in April as Hanamatsuri). Knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm is what really defines Rev. Umezu. You will be inspired by his talk and we will give him the unique opportunity to meet the Spokane Sangha. Following the service he will join us downstairs for a question and answer Dharma exchange.

Service followed by a ** Dharma Exchange with Rev. Umezu ** Come with your questions about Buddhism.

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