“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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Register for Zoom Lecture

Northwest District Presents a Zoom Lecture: Passing the Torch to the Next Generation: Lessons to be learned fromJewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart (With a Bit of Humor)                   with Guest Speaker Prof. Kenneth K. Tanaka Professor Emeritus of Musashino University […]

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Message from Bishop Harada

Practical Buddhism and Truth Level Buddhism Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop, Buddhist Churches of America All of the great masters and teachers in Buddhism write about and express Buddhism at a very deep, and profound level of truth. However, most of us are more interested in a more practical level of Buddhism. We ask questions like, […]

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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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