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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.

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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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, a home cooked meal and games.
How: Please RSVP to office@seattlebetsuin.com
Let the office know if you need a ride.

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Taiko classes for young and old

Hosted by Seattle Matsuri Taiko


2018 Fall Taiko Workshop- The Full Meal Deal!


Seattle Buddhist Temple's Matsuri Taiko will be holding an 8-9 session workshop for ages 11 through 111. The workshop will cover basic taiko rhythms, sticking and movement as well as playing dynamics as a group. With these skills, participants will learn to play a fun dynamic taiko song, which they will be encouraged to perform at the Seattle Buddhist Temple New Year’s Party on January 6th, 2019!


Place: Seattle Buddhist Temple, Gym entrance on downhill side of Main street
1427 S. Main St Seattle, Wa  98144   church ph (206) 329-0800
Time: Saturdays 10:00 am -12:00 pm (please arrive at 9:45 to help set up.)
Dates: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, 24 tentative, Dec 1, 8, 15
Extra practice Jan 5th for New Year’s Party Performance
Performance at Church New ...

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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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