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3/29/15 Japan Week Spokane 1000 Cranes Folding Day 1-3 pm

Japan Week Spokane 1000 Cranes Project

According to Japanese lore, folding 1,000 Origami Cranes is truly a labor of love. In Japan, the tradition of folding 1,000 cranes is done when someone has a wish, be it for peace, health or luck. As Part of Japan Week, attendees to various events will be invited to fold cranes by the Japan Week Spokane Committee.

To get the project started, we are hosting a Crane Folding Day at the Spokane Buddhist Temple - 1 - 3 pm  -  March 29th.

We will provide the paper and instructions. Everyone is welcome. Come and add your wish for world peace while you fold.

The ancient Japanese tradition of “Senbazuru” promises that a person who folds 1000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness. Many times a family or group of people come together to accomplish this labor of love. The origami crane has become an international symbol of peace, a Peace Crane, through the sad but inspiring life story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki, who made 1000 cranes before she died at age 12 from radiation from the bombs in Hiroshima. While making the cranes she wished for world peace: “I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.” (Sadako Sasaki)


12/31 Joya-E New Years Service @ 7 pm

Wednesday - Dec. 31st - 7 pm
Joya-E Service  -  “Bell of the Last Night”
Ring Out the Old Year! Ring In The New!
This act symbolically “rings out” the 108 delusions of women and men and “rings in” our aspiration to overcome ignorance, greed and anger in the coming year. Please come join us for this special observance and ring the Kansho. Everyone who attends will get to ring the Kansho bell – one or more of the 108 times we ring the bell.
This service is also known as the  "last-night-gathering". We are able to reflect upon the past year and to recognize all the causes and conditions that allowed us to make it through the year. We are reminded again to move away from our selfish and ego-centered ways. Come join us on this occasion for service and to ring the Kansho! It is a good and mindful way to start the New Year Celebrations! The service is followed by a reception downstairs.

12/21 Noon Temple Volunteer Training *Everyone Welcome*

We will explain all of the volunteer jobs that you could do. 

12/7 - 10:30 am Bodhi Day Service



Bodhi Day is the day Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment. According to tradition, Buddha (Siddhartha) had forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and he resolved to sit under a Pipul tree and simply meditate until he found the root of all suffering, and how to liberate one's self from it.


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