Convention 2020 Registration Extended!

For those that haven’t yet. Be sure to register for convention soon! Prices will be going up on February 6th for registration. As a reminder, our theme for this year is “Dana for World Peace”. We will be focusing on the varying ways to make a difference and how our Buddhist perspectives can help us through trying times. Convention Registration is available below!

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Save the dates: NW District Convention February 21-23

by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki

The NW District of BCA is going to hold its annual convention in conjunction with the BCA National Council Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Renton, Washington in February 2020. Seattle Betsuin is hosting both these big conferences. The theme is “Dana for World Peace,” which mirrors the 2020 thrust of our sect, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. Our Gomonshu also mentioned this in his New Year’s Greeting. (Please see the 2019 January Wheel of Dharma.) Continue reading “Save the dates: NW District Convention February 21-23”

Bon Odori festival over for another year

It’s all over but the great memories.

To those who attended our 87th Bon Odori Festival, danced until dark, enjoyed delicious food and spent time appreciating Japanese culture from judo to ikebana to a bit of World War II history, we thank you.

To hundreds of volunteers — temple members past and present and their families and friends, and friends of friends — another thank you.  You planned for months ahead of the event, helped with set up, cooking, procuring food and equipment, leading dances, taiko, selling merchandise, AV, security, accounting, emceeing, sharing information with guests about the temple and Buddhism, the many displays, and, lastly, clean up.  All your efforts led to the best Bon Odori ever.

Gassho,

Rev. Kusunoki and Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple