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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.

Taiko for all ages

September 30, Taste of Taiko Workshop,  Ages: 8-110

Play taiko for a day! Saturday, September 30th 10 am- 12 pm
*Learn basics of how to hit the drum and play a simple song!
*2 hrs of solid fun!
Donation: $5

Or sign up for the Taiko “Full Meal Deal” Workshop starting Saturday, October 14th 10am-12pm and ending Saturday, Dec 16th
*16 hrs of taiko-taiko-taiko! Will meet Oct 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
*Learn more basic technique, rhythms and play a song!
Donation: $65
Ages: 10-111
To reserve your spot for either workshop or answer any questions, please contact Donna Zumoto at zumotod@gmail.com.
We’d like to see you there!

 

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Meditation time change, Sept. programs, fundraiser for women's shelters

Starting this month, we will have a slightly longer Sunday meditation period; instead of following the Sunday service as it has in the past year, it will happen before the service from 9 to 9:40 a.m.

Dharma School (Sunday School for infants/toddlers through high school) begins September 10.

Guest minister Mas Kodani will give the Dharma Talk at the Ohigan (autumn equinox) service September 17.

The Women in Buddhism Conference will take place on Saturday, September 23, and the Eshinni-ko & Kakushinni-ko Memorial Service on Sunday, September 24. n conjunction with the Eshinni-ko & Kakushinni-ko service and Women’s Seminar, the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Women's Association is sponsoring a collection to support our local Women’s Shelters.  Some of the items needed are listed here:
Clothing:  underwear and bras, especially in larger sizes, socks, shoes, season appropriate clothing and coats.
Personal Items:  toothpaste personal size, toothbrushes, tampons, feminine napkins, travel size deodorants, hair brushes, combs and picks, soap, ...

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Buddhist Women's Conference returns Sept. 23

After a year's hiatus, the temple's almost-annual Women in Buddhism conference is returning September 23, 2017.

The theme for the day is "Buddhist Paths: Women's Choices."

Three outstanding guest presenters have committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise that day: Rev. Carol Himaka, resident minister of Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church; Rev. Candace Shibata, minister at Berkeley Buddhist Temple; and Dr. Kiyoko Tokuno, senior lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.

See the flyer for the titles of their presentations.  You can register here.

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Next Buddhist book group October 7

Beginning with our October 7, meeting, we will start in on the Larger Sutra, translated by Hisao Inagaki. There are two buying options for this book.  One is a shorter book containing only the Sutra itself and can be purchased using this link to the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) bookstore.


The other is longer, more expensive, ($65) and it includes a lot more information. Again, you can find it at the BCA bookstore. We will be using these same books over the course of several months.

Other titles we are interested in reading soon:

The Buddhist World of Awakening –  by T. Shigaraki
The Natural Way of Shin Buddhism – By Tabrah and Matsumoto
My Pure Land – by Hiro Sachiya

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Welcome dinner for college students Oct 21

Attention college students ages 17 - 26 who are looking for a temple away from home. Please join us for the Seattle Buddhist Temple's College Welcome Dinner.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow of Infinite Light: LGBTQ in Shin Buddhism Seminar



Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (check in begins at 9:15 am)
Location: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144

Ticket Price: $40 (Students $20) which includes a box lunch (vegetarian option available)

Please register by November 8th. On-line registration is here.

The Buddhist Churches of America's (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education and the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple jointly present "Rainbow of Infinite Light", a seminar devoted to exploring the Shin Buddhist teachings related to the LGBTQ individuals.

During the day-long seminar, participants will explore Shin Buddhism's historical and modern relationship with sexuality, gender and love. This event will include engaging speakers, personal stories and participant discussions on the topic of Buddhism and LGBTQ inclusion.

All are welcome to join us for an educational and engaging event for those ...

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Participate in Fred Meyer rewards and benefit temple

FRED MEYER REWARDS PROGRAM
For those who have signed up for Fred Meyer Rewards Card to benefit the Seattle Buddhist Temple, please look for an email from the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and re-enroll in the program.  The re-enrollment program runs from June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.  If you don’t re-enroll, you will be dropped as of July 1, 2016 and a percentage of your qualified purchases will not be donated to the Temple.   You don't even have to wait for the e-mail; go to the Fred Meyer website to renew now.

Currently we have 16 households signed up for the program, which does not cost anything to the purchaser. This is a program to benefit non-profits in areas Fred Meyer serves. Fred Meyer has given approximately $2.6M in donations to qualified non-profits.  The Temple has been a participant since mid-2014 and increasing the number of households ...

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Five ways to support Seattle Buddhist Temple

1. Open up a Bartell Drugs Community Caring Card and present the card at check-out. Qualifying purchases earn up to 4% as a donation from Bartell to the Temple. There is no additional cost to you, as the donation is part of their community benefit plan.

Simply pick up a registration form that includes our group name and number (forms in temple foyer), complete the registration form and bring to any Bartell Drug store.  If you pick up an in-store registration form include our group name, Seattle Buddhist Church and group # 163944317.  You will be given a B’Caring Card that will need to be registered by phone (800) 931-6258 or the web, eScrip.com/BCaringCard.

Please keep in mind that qualified purchases do NOT include:  pharmacy prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, postage stamps, lottery tickets, transportation passes, gift or phone cards.

2. Sign-up for a Fred Meyer Rewards Card and/or ...

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