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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.

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 CELEBRATION

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 7th  -  10:30 AM 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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