New Spokane Temple Virtual Services – Sundays 10:30am

When the Temple closed due to Covid-19 in March, it seemed like the pandemic might fizzle out during the summer months, so we made due with group discussions online and with directing the Sangha to the Seattle Betsuin for virtual services. With Winter on its way and Covid cases surging, the Religious Education Committee and […]

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Message from Bishop Harada

The Meaning of “Arigatai” Japanese Buddhism is rich with wonderful words and expressions that are hard to translate into English. Words like Okagesama, thanks to others, or mottainai, which can mean “don’t waste,” are hard to truly translate. There is something lost in translation. There is another beautiful expression that I would like to share […]

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10/11 Ramen Fest Fundraiser

SPOKANE BUDDHIST TEMPLE’sFundraiser for a New Roof31st Annual “RAMEN FEST”Japanese Fall Food Festival – Take Out OnlyOct 11th – 11 am – 3 pm(Or until we run out)Spokane Buddhist Temple927 S. Perry Street Cozy up with an Authentic Bowl of Ramen this October Take Out Only – Social Distancing Guidelines Apply*Cash Preferred – Cards Accepted […]

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“The Power of Words”

Rev. Melissa Opel to speak on the “The Power of Words” August 1st 10:00 AM Rev. Melissa Opel will be one of the panelists on the Spokane FāVS Zoom Coffee Talk on Aug 1st. Registration is required so that they don’t get Zoom bombed; register at (www.Facebook.com/SpokaneFaVS). The words we use, in conversation and on […]

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Jacqui Izumi Pierce

The Spokane Buddhist Temple is indeed fortunate to have Jacqui Izumi Pierce, a qualified Obon dance instructor, in our sangha. Jacqui’s new name, Izumi, means “Water Fountain.”  Recently she shared a little of her background. Izumi grew up in Los Angeles and has been interested in dancing since childhood.  During her school years, she studied […]

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