Category Archives: Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Upcoming events or fundraisers coming up at the temple.

Northwest Sangha Celebration Saturday Nov 3rd!

Come meet fellow buddhists and celebrate the spirit of Buddhism in our Northwest community. Nalanda West and the Northwest Dharma Association are hosting a day long celebration this Saturday, Nov 3rd from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm for Buddhists from varying traditions to discuss, share and celebrate together. Nalanda West is located at 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle.

The Betsuin’s participation will be the chanting of the Ojoraisan. Our participation slot is from 2:00-2:30.In preparation there will be practice sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 31st-November 2nd) of next week at 10:00 am at the temple. Wednesday’s morning service will be combined with a chanting practice session. There is also a gourmet lunch with a $10 suggested donation.

For more information on the day’s schedule from the NW Dharma Association’s website click here. We hope you will be able to join our Sangha in celebrating the Northwest Buddhist community. Please try to register in advance if you know you will be attending.

 

Save the date for “Tools for Spiritual Wellness — Women in Buddhism Conference

WiB logo1Registration 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                              Right Speech in our
Topic:  “The Wounded Heart”                                 Relationships”

Registration fee (bento lunch included): adults $45
Students (with ID): $30
Scholarship available for anyone willing to work on set-up, clean-up and other tasks

Follow this link to the registration form.

Bon Odori July 21, 22: save the dates

Mark your calendars for the annual Bon Odori festival, July 21, 22. Join us for traditional Japanese dance, food, drinks, cultural displays, and a beer garden with live music and happy hour. Times are 4-10 p.m., July 21 and 3-8 p.m., July 22.

Since Bon Odori is a Buddhist event, as always, each day’s dancing will be preceded by a short Buddhist service. New this year: Buddhism 101, brief lecture on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism right before the services.

Dance practice dates:  July 9-12, and 16, 17: 7:30 p.m.

You have multiple ways to get updates.  Follow us on instagram: @SeattleBonOdori and check us out on Facebook.

 

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, shampoo, hair care products, razors, tissue packages and nail clippers.

Also, consider choosing items from  this shelter wish list.

 

White River sponsors Body and Mind Seminar Sept. 16

On Saturday, September 16, White River Buddhist Temple is offering a Body and Mind Seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Susan Gilkey, M.D. and minister’s assistant at Chicago Buddhist Temple, will offer a two-part session of yoga exercise and meditation. Following this, Dr. Gilkey and Rev. Koshin Ogui, former bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America and retired resident minister of White River, will give a joint Dharma talk.

Program is free, but donations are encouraged. See link for more information and registration form.

Buddhist Women’s Conference returns Sept. 23

2017 WiB Flyer lite skyline + speakersAfter 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.