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Private Showing of "The Buddha" Movie

Sign up & prepay $5 to see this movie with the Sangha.

Vipassana Meditation Moving from Thursdays to Wednesday

Beginning 5/11/11, the Vipassana Meditation is moving from Thursdays to Wednesdays at 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Discussion Group after the 4/10 Service

We will have a discussion group after the service next Sunday, on April 10th. If you are interested in joining us, please read the attached article from Buddhism Is Not What You Think, print it out, and join us in the Temple's basement after service.

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Special Guest Reverend Fujimoto - Free As Part of Japan Week

SPOKANE BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Special Guest

REVEREND JOSHIN DENNIS FUJIMOTO

Free As Part of Japan Week

 

Lecture – Saturday – April 23rd  - 7 pm

Dharma Talk – Sunday Hanamatsuri Service – April 24th - 10:30 am

 


 

SATURDAY – APRIL 23, 2011
LECTURE – 7 PM

"The Shin Buddhist Path and the Destruction of Personal Wisdom"

Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry Street , Spokane

Reverend Joshin Dennis Fujimoto is the Reverend at the Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple in Ontario, Oregon. Reverend Fujimoto received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974, and his M.A. from the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, in 1980. He received his Tokudo Ordination in San Francisco in 1981 and his Kyoshi Ordination in Kyoto, Japan, in 2004.  Rev. Fujimoto is the owner of Wood and Stone, established in 1980, to design and create sculptural art pieces, primarily of cast stone or metal.

 


 

SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2011 – 10:30 AM

 “HANAMATSURI” (FLOWER FESTIVAL) BUDDHIST SERVICE

WITH A DHARMA TALK BY REV . JOSHIN DENNIS FUJIMOTO

Spokane Buddhist Temple

927 S. Perry Street , Spokane

Hanamatsuri, literally means “flower festival”; it is celebrated in April, commemorating the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who became enlightened and is known as Buddha. The historical Buddha was born in Nepal on April 8, 566 B.C, the son of King Suddohana and Queen Maya.

Every year we celebrate our own birthday. For Buddhists, the celebration of our birth is an expression of gratitude. This gratitude grows from an understanding that our birth is the result of many people and that our lives are intertwined with all others. Realizing this we can see that our birth is truly a rare and wonderful gift, and we have an obligation to live out this life in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha. Our birth is like the blossoming of a beautiful flower, and so we celebrate Buddha’s birth with the yearly flower festival. Hanamatsuri is a time for us to show our gratitude and rededicate ourselves as we contemplate the importance of the birth of our teacher.

-Northwest Ministerial Association

 


 

Details on Japan Week at www.JapanWeekSpokane.com

 

SPOKANE BUDDHIST TEMPLE
927 S. Perry Street , Spokane

509-534-7954

www.SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org

Email: spokanebuddhisttemple@gmail.com

Spring Food Bazaar: Teriyaki Chicken - Yum!

SPOKANE BUDDHIST TEMPLE
ANNUAL SPRING
FOOD BAZAAR

As part of Japan Week
SUNDAY –
APRIL 17, 2011- 11 AM – 2 PMat 9TH & Perry, Spokane

TAKE OUT ONLY, INCLUDING:

  • TERIYAKI CHICKEN DINNER with Tsukemono & Rice
    • TAKE OUT ONLY - $10
  • SENBEI(JAPANESE CRACKERS) - $4
  • SUSHI – Starting at $5 (Inari*, Futomaki* & CaliforniaRoll) *Vegetarian
  • BAKED GOODS

PRE-ORDERS RECOMMENDED - PRE-ORDER BEFORE APRIL 14TH
WE SOLD OUT BY
NOON LAST YEAR

SPOKANE BUDDHIST TEMPLE
927 S. Perry Street, Spokane, WA
509-534-7954
www.SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org
Email: SpokaneBuddhistTemple@gmail.com

 

Japan Week 2011

Join the Spokane Buddhist Temple for Japan Week 2011!

Running from Saturday April 16th - Sunday April 24th, Japan Week is a city-wide celebration of Japanese culture, heritage, and tradition. An opening ceremony kicks off the week at Riverpark Square, followed by a variety of free and paid events throughout the week.

The temple will be holding our Spring Food Bazaar on Sunday April 17th from 11 am - 2 pm in the temple's basement. We will be selling teriyaki chicken, our famous senbei crackers, sushi, japanese baked goods, and more!

We will also host a free public lecture by Rev. Fujimoto on Saturday April 25th at 7pm entitled The Shin Buddhist Path and the Destruction of Personal Wisdom, a Japanese embroidery class from Tuesday April 19th through Friday April 22nd (pre-registration is required, please see the linked website), and our Hanamatsuri service on Sunday April 24th at 10:30 am, followed by a potluck.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit the Japan Week 2011 website.

Thank you for Japan Disaster Relief Donations!

After our Seventh Day Memorial Service for those lost in the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Spokane Buddhist temple collected and gave a donation totaling $2,085.00 to the BCA Social Welfare Fund. 100% of this donation will be combined with donations from all of the other temples in the US, and sent to Japan to help with disaster relief. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Help Us Make Senbei

Come learn how to make the traditional Japanese Rice Crackers on Saturday April 2nd. They are crunchy, salty and sweet, and are fun to make. This is also a great opportunity to get to know temple sangha members better. Email spokanebuddhisttemple@gmail.com or sign up at the temple.

These tasty snacks will be available for sale at our Spring Food Bazaar on April 17th

SEVENTH DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI

*Accepting Donations*

FRIDAY – 3/18/11 – 6 PM
Spokane Buddhist Temple
9th & Perry

The Spokane Buddhist Temple will be conducting a “Seventh Day Memorial Service” for the victims of the March 11th Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, on Friday, March 18th at 6 pm. We will be accepting donations for relief efforts in Japan. Everyone who attends will be able to ring the Kansho (temple bell) after the service in memory of the victims. In rural Japan, the temple bell is repeatedly rung as a tsunami warning.

The public is invited to attend a Seventh Day Memorial Service in the sanctuary. The Seventh Day Memorial allows us to reflect on the fleeting nature of life and offer incense to affirm our spiritual connection with those who died.

The temple is collecting donations, which will be combined with donations from all Buddhist Churches of America temples to be sent to relief agencies in Japan.

Further information is available by calling Martena Peterson at (509) 994-4231.

8/5-8/7 – Nembutsu Camporee for 4th-High School

The Seattle Betsuin is sponsoring a Nembutsu Camporee for youth entering 4th Grade – High School. August 5-7, 2011 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, WA. It is entitled “Exploring Eco Sangha”. Go to nembutsucamporee@seattlebetsuin.com for details and fees.

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