Gomonshu Welcome Banquet Registration Closes Soon!

On September 3rd, the Gomonshu-sama will be visiting the Northwest District Buddhist temples and the Seattle Betsuin will be hosting a welcome banquet. The Gomonshu is the head priest of our sect of Buddhism and we are extremely honored and excited to welcome him to the Pacific Northwest.

Reservations are available now for sustaining members of the NW District temples. Registration may be done online via the link below or through the attached form on this page. Forms can also be found via the temple office. Payment must be made at the same time as reservations in order to hold your spot.

Online Payment and Reservations for the Gomonshu Welcome Banquet

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Receiving Buddhist Name

by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki

Gomonshu (the head priest and leader of Hongwanji) Kojun Ohtani is visiting the Northwest District in September, 2019. He is going to visit the Seattle Betsuin and conduct the Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony. “Kikyoshiki” is the important ceremony for Buddhists to receive their Buddhist name and affirm the Buddhist path as their path to walk. It is a once in a life chance opportunity to receive your Buddhist Name directly from Gomonshu here in Seattle. On this very special occasion, please receive your Buddhist Name.

There are different ways to live as a Buddhist. Today, I would like to introduce four ways to live as a Buddhist. These are: becoming a member of Buddhist temple, receiving a Buddhist name, receiving a Tokudo ordination, and receiving a Kyoshi certification. Continue reading “Receiving Buddhist Name”

Puget Sound Shin Buddhism Study Series

Our Northwest ministers are coming together for a wonderful evening of workshops and education!

On June 12th, Rinban Kusunoki, Rev. Warrick, Rev. Miyaji and Rev. Sugahara will be at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple to share in discussing and learning about the Dharma. Don’t miss out on this awesome event!

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