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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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General Buddhism Classes: From India to Japan


Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

September 12th, 19th, 26th & October 10th & 24th
no class on October 3rd or 17th)

All classes will be held at the temple

Join us for this 5 week course on Buddhism!
Seattle Buddhist Temple's head minister, Rev. Katsu Kusunoki, will present a five week course on Buddhism beginning with the life of the historical Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama). Classes follow the migration of Buddhist teachings from India into China and the eventual arrival in Japan. The classes are free and open to the public.

Class topics will include:
Life of the historical Buddha
The abiding Three Treasures
After parinirvana of the Buddha, distinct traditions form
Buddhism encounters Indian and Chinese civilizations
Buddhism arrives and flourishes in Japan

Rev. Kusunoki is a graduate of Miyazaki University where he majored in primary education. His ...

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Save the date for Japanese clothing giveaway

Japanese Clothing & SBBWA Items Giveaway
Save the date!  On Sunday, September 30, 11:30am to 1:00pm, the Temple Archives Committee and Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Women's Association (SBBWA)  will hold a Clothing and Item Giveaway in the Temple Gym.
The Archives Committee has old Japanese-style clothing and artifacts for you to take home – no strings attached!  SBBWA also has give-away "treasures" from the past - mostly fabric, yearbooks, table decorations, and a variety of one-of-a-kind items.  Come check it out!
If you have any questions, please contact office@seattlebetsuin.com

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Welcome dinner for college students

College Welcome Dinner
Come meet Seattle College YBA (Young Buddhist Association) members and make new friends!
When: Saturday October 13, 2018 5:30-8:30 pm
Who: Open for all students ages 18-26.
What: Service with Rinban Kusunoki and a home cooked meal
Please RSVP to office@seattlebetsuin.com
Let the office know if you need a ride.

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Buddhist Book Group: fall 2018 readings

October - We will forego our Book Study Group and encourage members to attend Dr. Arai's lectures on October 5th and 6th.
November 3 - The Book of Tea - Kazuko Okakura  (widely available at libraries and at Amazon here) - We will try to set up a tea ceremony demonstration/tasting at this session!
December 3 - Awaken to your True Self - by Hideo Yonezawa (available at the BCA Bookstore here) - This book is a recent translation by Rev. Marvin Harada of OCBC
January 12 - Searching for Mary Foster by Patricia Lee Masters (and still searching for the book)
Times are 9:30-11:30. Bring a sack lunch if you wish to stay longer and talk.  Program is free.

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