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7/18~Super Senbei Saturday~COME MAKE SENBEI

SUPER  SENBEI  SATURDAY is coming on July 18th!

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 18th 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 Jefferson @ sleepystupidbuddha@gmail.com for more information. The Temple will be providing lunch for our hard working Sangha members too! Hope to see everyone on July 18th!      

M.A. Jefferson “Senbei Sensei” Workman

 

7/12~OBON HATSUBON SERVICE Held at the Lower Terrace @ Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery

OBON HATSUBON SERVICE Held at the Lower Terrace @ Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery

211 N Government Way, Spokane / 10:30 AM Service 

Special guest Rev. Diana Thompson will be giving our Dharma Talk

This special memorial service is held to re-dedicate ourselves to the Buddhist way of life by reflecting upon the love, affection, compassion, and virtues that those who have passed on before us have given to us while they were still alive.  This service is also in dedication and gratitude for all members of our Sangha who have died over the previous year. This is a beautiful site for our regular Sunday service.

Rev. Thompson serves as assistant minister at the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple, the  temple she has attended since the age of six. She earned a degree in Religious Studies  from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2007 and a Master of Arts from the Institute  of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA in 2012. She received  her Tokudo ordination in 2010 and her Kyoshi ordination in 2012.  Rev. Thompson is a native of Colorado but has also lived in New Orleans, LA,  Albuquerque, NM and Berkeley, CA. She is the proud mother of 10yr. old Serenity, and  the two of them share a house with a fish named Oswald who likes ukulele music and a  hamster named Giblets who enjoys long strolls through the house in his hamster ball.

****Note there is no service at the temple on July12th – please join us at the cemetery.  We will have maps to hand out on Sunday and “guides” at the entrances to the cemetery****

 

7/11 ~ 3-5 pm Onaijin Items & Temple Etiquette Workshop with Reverend Diana Thompson

“Onaijin Items & Temple Etiquette” Workshop (What does it all mean?) With Reverend Diana Thompson

 SATURDAY -  JULY 11th - 3 - 5 pm

Suggested donations: $10 - $30 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds ~ Please join us for an interesting afternoon!

You see the Onaijin (Buddhist alter) every Sunday, but do you know what you are looking at? Have you ever wondered why we have things arranged in certain ways, what Oshoko is or why there is so much gold? In this workshop, we will answer these questions and more as we explain why the adornments and basic rituals are important elements for our understanding of Jōdo Shinshū.

 

Obon Dance Practices-Sunday @ Noon-Thurs @ 6 pm

Come learn the Bon Odori dances that we will do on 7/25 & 7/26 at Obon. They are easy to learn and a lot of fun! We will practice inside if it is hot.

Sundays @ Noon: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19

Thursdays @ 6 pm: 7/2, 7/9, 7/16

 

6/6 "Everyday Buddhism" Workshop with Rev. Jon Turner 10a-5p

Reverend Jon Turner is from the Orange County Buddhist Temple. Lunch on your own; includes pizza party following the workshop. Suggested Donation: $20-$60. At the Spokane Buddhist Temple. 

Review from the Las Vegas Sangha: "All those who attended were very enthusiastic about what they learned in the classes. Most important was the fact that Buddhism can give us a perspective that will make our everyday lives happier, and our relationships more meaningful, with far less conflict. Life can be viewed as a process, rather than a series of goals attained."

*****Reverend Turner will also give the Dharma Message on Sunday June 7th*****

Sunday Service Followed By A Potluck ** Bring Your Favorite Dish **

 

5/17 10:30 am GotanE Sangha Service

GOTAN-E celebrates the birth of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the founder of Shin

Buddhism
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The life and teachings of Shinran Shonin constitute one of the most significant 

developments in the history of Buddhism. It was he who discovered a path which 

ensured that the treasures of the Dharma would be accessible to all people without 

discrimination.

4/19 Harumatsuri Food Festival Pre-Orders Now Closed

Just come to the temple between 11 am and 3 pm for Teriyaki Bento Boxes and more.

4/19 Harumatsuri Japanese Food Festival 11a-3p

SEE THE ORDER FORM ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE WEBSITE. IT IS EASY TO PRE-ORDER THIS WAY. DINING WILL BE EAT IN OR TAKE OUT. WE ARE ALSO GIVING TOURS OF THE TEMPLE.

4/12 Hanamatsuri Flower Festival Sangha Service

 HANAMATSURI – FLOWER FESTIVAL SERVICE, with a Dharma Talk by Reverend Gerald Sakamoto, From the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, Sunday — April 12th —10:30 am

Hanamatsuri, literally flower festival, is celebrated in April, commemorating the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who became enlightened and is known as Buddha. A special altar—the Hanamido—is erected and decorated with flowers representing the garden in Lumbini, southern Nepal, where it is said that he was born. A statue of the infant Buddha is placed in a pan and, in a ritual known as kanbutsu, water or sweet tea is poured over it in remembrance of the “sweet rain” that descended from heaven at the moment of the birth.

Reverend Sakamoto has been with San Jose Betsuin since 1986. He brings a high level of energy and focus on youth. As a former Eagle Boy Scout, Reverend Sakamoto is very supportive of and active in the Scouting programs at the Temple and at the national level of the BCA. Sakamoto Sensei is also the resident technology advocate and he incorporates many new tools into his work.

4/11 Transition Into Buddhism Workshop

With Reverend Gerald Sakamoto, From the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, Saturday, April 11, 2015 -  3 - 6 pm, Suggested Donation:  $20-$60

He will be discussing: Discovering Buddhism, Breaking Out of Guilt, Everyday Understanding of Buddhism.

Reverend Sakamoto has been with San Jose Betsuin since 1986. He brings a high level of energy and focus on youth. As a former Eagle Boy Scout, Reverend Sakamoto is very supportive of and active in the Scouting programs at the Temple and at the national level of the BCA. Sakamoto Sensei is also the resident technology advocate and he incorporates many new tools into his work.

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