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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, … Continue reading

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Bon Odori July 15, 16/No AM Sunday Service July 16

Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Bon Odori, Seattle’s annual Japanese cultural festival to honor ancestors and friends who have passed.  Dates and times are July 15, 4-10 pm and July 16, 3-8 pm. As always, you can expect to see taiko drumming, martial … Continue reading

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Register today for the NW Buddhist women’s conference

Buddhist Women’s Association conference:  October  7-9, 2016 All Buddhists or those interested in learning more about Buddhism are invited to attend the 44th NW Buddhist Women’s Association District Conference on October 7 – 9, 2016  at the Bellevue, WA Westin … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ganjin lives, part 1

My first wife, Linda Luebke, was very impressed by the heroic story of Ganjin. When I was first assigned to Seattle Betsuin in 1986, our two sons were young and Linda became very involved in the Betsuin choir, Dharma School … Continue reading

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Ganjin Lives, part 2

Arigatai, what a great word! As Rev. Chijun Yakumo wrote in his wonderful book “Thank You: Namo Amida Butsu,” “I believe arigatai is a term that arises naturally when we sense the intricacy of karma in our life and the … Continue reading

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Temple board and cabinet

Current Cabinet (2 year term): President:        Alan Hoshino 1st VP:              Calvin Terada 2nd VP:            Tyler Moriguchi  (communications@seattlebetsuin.com) 3rd VP:             Leanne Nishi-Wong Recording Secretary:   Craig Nakashima Corresponding Sec.:    Steph Ojima Treasurer:        Howard … Continue reading

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Buddhist study group meets April 16

The next meeting of the Buddhist Study Group will take place on March 12.   The book for this month is Ken Tanaka’s “Buddhism on Air, which is described this way in the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) bookstore blurb.  … Continue reading

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Change in Sunday meditation time

Starting Sunday, May 31, the weekly meditation session is moving from an 8:45 a.m. start time to a 10:55 a.m. start time. Immediately following the regular 10 a.m. Sunday English-language service, anyone interested in meditation will meet in the room … Continue reading

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