Sangha makes Senbei

Our Sangha has a blast getting together to make senbei crackers for our food bazaars! We spend a Saturday rolling, cutting, and frying dough; coating the crackers with sauce and baking them; and bagging it all up for sale. It's such a great time to chat with and get to know other members of the sangha better, have some free lunch, and at the end of the day you can even munch on the reject sebei.

Sangha makes Senbei

Sangha Movie Nights

Occassionally we host a Sangha Movie Night where we show a Buddhism-related film for the Sangha. Past screenings have included Departures and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring at The Magic Lantern, and Secondhand Lions at The Shop. Keep an eye on our news page for information about the next Sangha Movie Night!

Sangha Movie Nights

Annual Sangha Picnic

Every summer our Sangha gets together for a picnic. We enjoy beautiful weather, delicious food, and good company.

Annual Sangha Picnic

Latest News


SUPER  SENBEI  SATURDAY is coming on July 9th!

Have you ever had a taste of our delicious Senbei (Japanese Crackers)? If you have, I don’t have to tell you how good they are!!!  Our Sangha will be gathering on Saturday, July 9th from 8am to 4pm to make these delicious crackers which we will be selling at our Obon Festival on Perry Street fair weekend.

This is a fun way to get to know your fellow Sangha members or if you are new, it's a great "first step" to coming to the Temple. We will need about 30 volunteers for the day.

See the sign-up sheet at the Temple. Many shifts available, or Email for more information. The Temple will be providing lunch for our hard working Sangha members too! Hope to see everyone on July 9th!      


Have you ordered your food for the 4/10 Harumatsuri Spring Food Festival?

26th Annual


At the Spokane Buddhist Temple 

Sunday – April 10, 2016 – 11 am – 3 pm

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane

**Dine In or Take Out**

Serving: Chicken Teriyaki or Tofu Bento Boxes, Chirashi Sushi and Japanese Desserts - $5 to $12.

Easy Pre-Ordering on our Website:

or Call 509-534-7954 to Pre-Order


Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry Street, Spokane



Introductory Passage Meditation Workshop

Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 South Perry Street, Spokane

Introductory workshop introducing Sri Easwaran's form of Passage Meditation, specifically designed for the Western “monkey mind.”

4-week session Tuesdays   6 - 7:30 pm
January 10th  thru January 31st  2017

Format: video instruction and discussion followed by 1/2 hour of meditation.
More information: Sri Easwaran's book Passage Meditation is available at local bookstores and through the internet at NO FEE but a donation to the Temple is suggested.

“The principle of meditation is simple: you are what you think. By meditating on words that embody your highest ideals, you drive them deep into your consciousness.”

Sri Eknath Easwaran

Did you order your food for the 11/8 Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival?

Go to our home page and click on the arrow under the Aki Matsuri description to order your food.

11/8 Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival is coming

Preorder online using this form

9/11 Last Day for Clothing/Textile Drive

Accepted items: CLOTHING any kind/any condition; PAIRED SHOES any kind/any condition; TOWELS bath, kitchen, rags; SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BACKPACKS; PURSES, CURTAINS/DRAPERY; BELTS synthetic/leather; TABLECLOTHES, PLACEMATS, STUFFED ANIMALS, PILLOWS (not bed pillows) & Large FABRIC PIECES. Call us for pickup – 509-534-7954 or 509-599-8378 or drop off your bags starting in August on Sundays 10a-2p; Wed 1p-3p and Saturdays 2p-5p. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry (corner of 10th & Perry), Spokane, WA

Here is our full schedule for the 7/25 & 7/26 Obon Festival


Japanese-Hawaiian Food 

11 am – 8 pm


Chicken Katsu

Fried Chicken over Rice


Curry Rice - Tofu

Curry Tofu over Rice


Katsu Chicken Curry

Fried Chicken Curry over Rice


Kalua Pork

Pork over Rice


Spam Musubi

Spam sushi


Mochi Dessert

Sweet Rice Flour Dessert


Senbei Crackers

Japanese Crackers


Mugi Cha Iced Tea

Japanese Barley Iced Tea


Blended Iced Green Tea

Green Tea Latte



Japanese Arts In The Gym                          11 am – 5 pm

Sumi-E with Keiko Von Holt

(Ink wash paintings)

Inland Empire Bonsai Society

(Bonsai trees)

Spokane Ikebana with Ellen Krehbiel

(Flower Arranging)

Nuido Embroidery

(Japanese Embroidery)


Sat 7/25 Entertainment Schedule

11:00 am

Kizuna Shamisen Music


11:30 am

Spokane Taiko

10th & Perry

 1:00 am

Songs by Narong


 6:00 pm

Bon Odori Dancing



SCHEDULE - SUNDAY 7/26 - 11 AM – 7 PM


Japanese-Hawaiian Food (See above)          11 am – 7 pm  

Japanese Arts In The Gym (See above)      11 am – 5 pm


Sun 7/26 Entertainment Schedule

12:00 pm

Songs by Narong


2:00 pm

Kizuna Shamisen Music


3:30 pm

Shakuhachi Flute by Todd Milne


5:00 am                      

Spokane Taiko


6:00 pm

Bon Odori Dancing



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