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4/27 Harumatsuri Japanese Fall Food Festival

See the block on our homepage and order on line. Dine in or eat out.

4/20 Hanamatsuri "Flower Festival" Sangha Service 10:30 am

The flower festival is celebrated in April, commemorating the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha. A special altar, the Hanamida, is decorated with flowers representing the garden where it is said he was born. Rev. Seigen Yamaoka will give a Dharma message during the service.

4/19 "Streams of Light" Documentary Movie 7 pm

Movie about Shin Buddhism in America with an introduction by Rev. Seigen H. Yakaoka from the Institute of Buddhist Studies. It presents a concise and informative history of Buddhist Churches of America and its struggle to transform an essentially ethnic faith of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to a universal world religion. No charge.

 

 

3/30 Sitting In Gratitude Meditation 9 am

3/30 Sitting In Gratitude Meditation 9 am before the 10:30 am service

3/16 Ohigan with Rev. Gibbs

Spring Ohigan Service
with Reverend Jundo Gregory Gibbs
From the Oregon Buddhist Temple
Giving the Dharma Talk
Sunday – May 16th – 10:30 am
All Are Welcome
This will be followed by a Pot Luck Lunch & Dharma Exchange upstairs after lunch
Reverend Jundo Gregory Gibbs was born in Santa Rosa, CA and grew up in Fresno, CA. He graduated Suma Cum Laude with a BA in Philosophy. Rev. Gibbs has a Master of Jodo Shinshu Studies Degree from the IBS and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. He received Tokudo ordination in 1993, Kyo-shi in 1994 and Kaikyoshi in 1996. He served at the Los Angeles Betsuin for 7 1/2 years and is now the Resident Minister at the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland.
O-higan services are held during the Spring and Fall equinoxes, when the days and nights are of equal length, and it is neither too hot nor too cold. It is a time when we are encouraged to strive even more energetically along the Buddhist path and strive to become enlightened.
“The day of Ohigan, What A Fine Time To Plant Seeds of enlightenment . . . “

3/2 - 10:30 am Sangha Service with Rev. Christine Marr

Reverend Marr returns from Berkeley to give the Dharma Talk on Sunday.

2/28 Dinner & Movie Night "The Manzanar Fishing Club"

DINNER & A MOVIE

FEBRUARY 28TH -  FRIDAY  -  DINNER 6 PM  -  MOVIE 6:30 PM

The Manzanar Fishing Club

 

(2012)  THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB is a documentary that chronicles the WWII internment of Japanese-American from a unique perspective: through the eyes of those who defied the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Eastern Sierra. By emphasizing the evacuees' personal stories it is the first internment film to go beyond the confinement itself, and instead highlight values - courage, responsibility and cooperation - that enable the human spirit. Interviews with noted experts provide new insights in to the social political backdrop of the internment. This is the untold story of those who refuse to knuckle under and risked it all to go fishing just like other ordinary Americans. Not rated.

 

Come see this movie before our private showing of the art exhibit at Gonzaga. Movie is free; suggested donation for the dinner is $5. All proceeds benefit the temple.

 

2/2 12:15 pm "Foundations of Shin Buddhism" classes start

The Spokane Buddhist Temple will offer study classes for anyone interested in learning about Shin Buddhism. There is no charge for the classes.  We will meet every other week following the Sunday service, from 12:15 to 1:15.  Sensei Paul Vielle will facilitate the discussions.  Come! Bring your questions and learn about Shin Buddhism.  Everyone is welcome. See a longer description in our February newsletter.

Continuing Sunday, Feb 16, Mar 09, Mar 30, Apr 13, May 04, 25, Jun 08 & 22.

 

2/2 Sunday 9 am "Sitting In Gratitude" Meditation

See the description on our main page. This is a good beginning meditation practice which is followed by our 10:30 am Sangha Service.

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