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11/19 Tues Visiting Japanese Minister's Pot Luck

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Tuesday Evening Nov 19, the Spokane Buddhist Temple will host a pot-luck supper followed by a Dharma Discussion, to welcome two visiting ministers from the Tsukiji Hongwanji in Tokyo, Japan. They are Rev. Kyojyo Inohara and Rev. Jyokou Takeuchi. Our dharma friend, Rev. Koshin Ogui, former Bishop of the BCA and current minister at White River Buddhist Temple, will escort them. These visiting ministers are touring Shin Temples across America to learn how Jodo Shinshu is practiced in this country. The dinner will begin at 6:00 PM. More information will be forthcoming during Sunday announcements. All are welcome!

11/17 9 am Sitting In Gratitude is CANCELLED

The Sitting in Gratitude Meditation will return in December

Aki Matsuri ~ Short on Volunteers

With Aki Matsuri, our Fall Food Festival, almost a week away, we are woefully short on volunteers for the event.

Volunteer work is our expression of dana. This selfless giving is a reflection of our gratitude to Amida Buddha. When you volunteer your time, you enable us to celebrate special Buddhist services, maintain the Temple, serve the wider community, and develop a bond between Temple members. 
If you are interested in helping out with Aki Matsuri, please sign up this Sunday at the temple, or contact for available volunteer slots and times. In Gassho, Minister's Assistant Jefferson Workman

Some of the volunteer positions are:

Saturday 11/2: Inari Sushi making (we will teach you how)

Sunday 11/3:

Making Futomaki Sushi


Runner for take out

Clean up



11/3 "Aki Matsuri" Fall Food Festival TIME CORRECTION *Noon-4pm*

There was an error in the newsletter - we will serve from Noon - 4 pm at our 23rd Annual "Aki Matsuri" Japanese Fall Food Festival. See the box on our front page for easy pre-ordering your Yakisoba bento box & other goodies.

10/25 Dinner & Movie Night "Because of Winn Dixie"

6 pm Dinner & 7 pm Movie. Movie is free & Dinner is a suggested $5 donation. All are Welcome. Rated PG. A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father.

Beginner's Passage Meditation Workshop

Beginner's Passage Meditation
Introductory Workshop
Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 South Perry Street, Spokane

We will be holding an introductory workshop introducing Sri Easwaran's form of Passage Meditation, specifically designed for the Western monkey mind.


5-week session Tuesdays   6 pm - 7:30 pm
October 22nd  thru November 19th

The format will be video instruction and discussion followed by 1/2 hour of meditation. For more information: Sri Easwaran's book Passage Meditation is available at local bookstores (Aunties) and on the web. There will be no fee but a donation to the Temple is suggested.

“Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts."

Sri Eknath Easwaran

For more information call: Mary at 328-3829

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