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The mission of the Seattle Buddhist Church is “to promote, protect and share the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.” We hope you find what you need here to join or deepen your connection to our religious community known as the Sangha.

Tacoma - Seattle Softball Game

Come join the fun for a softball game between the Tacoma and Seattle Buddhist Temples on Saturday, August 25th, 2pm, at Brown's Point Elementary School, 1526 51st Street NE, Tacoma, WA 98422. Players please sign up by emailing Joe Gotchy at josephgotchy@msn.com
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Rev. Takashi Miyaji - Sunday, August 26th

Our guest speaker on Sunday morning, August 26th at 10 AM will be Rev. Takashi Miyaji of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Sensei grew up in Los Angeles, CA, graduated from UC Berkeley, obtained his Master's degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and is completing his doctoral dissertation on Shin Buddhist Ethics at Ryukoku University in Kyoto Japan. The Tacoma Buddhist Church is sensei's first temple assignment which began in December of last year.

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Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka - The Heart of Shin Buddhism

A free seminar with renowned Jodo Shinshu scholar and author Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka on Sunday, August 26th, 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the Seattle Betsuin Hondo.

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Tomoshie - Hearing the Dharma through Shadowgraphs

Live at the Seattle Betsuin on Sunday, September 16th, 10AM
This dynamic group of young Jodo Shinshu Buddhist priests from Japan will perform shadowgraph storytelling followed by Dharma talks on the theme of the stories.



10AM English Performance: "Bennen's Joy: A Story of Shinran"
Get to know the Japanese Buddhist priest Shinran through his dramatic encounter with the ferocious mountain ascetic Bennen.


12 Noon 日本語公演: 『四門出遊』
お釈迦様がまだ、シッダールタという名の子どもだったころに、お城の外に遊びに出られた時のお話です。このことが出家をし、お悟りを開かれるきっかけとなりました。
Japanese language performance: "The Journey Out of the Four Gates"
Discover the courage and vision of Siddhartha Gotama, the founder of Buddhism, as he left a life of wealth and privilege to seek the path to awakening.

All performances are free and open to the public. Please plan to attend!




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Buddhist book group meets September 8

The Buddhist book group will meet Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 at the temple. Discussion is free but donations are appreciated.  Bring a sack lunch if you wish to continue the informal discussion following the meeting.

This month's book is Mark Epstein's Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart.

Warning: the book has overtly sexual language.

 

 

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Save the date for Tools for Spiritual Wellness -- Women in Buddhism Conference

Registration is open for the Sixth Annual Women in Buddhism Conference
"Tools for Spiritual Wellness"


Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1417 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144


Keynote speakers


Carmela Javellana Hirano, MD                                              Elizabeth Myoen Sykes, PhD
Integrative Psychiatrist                                                            Counselor, LMCHA
Founder, Sanctuary for Healing & Integration               Japanese Soto Zen Practitioner
Asst. Minister, Salt Lake City Buddhist Temple            Topic: "Deep Listening and
Co-Director, Eco Sangha at Seattle U              ...

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