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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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”

Let’s shout our love (Nembutsu) in the center of the Hondo!!

by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki

In Japan March is the end of the school year and fiscal year. Everything restarts in April. So, spring is the season when people experience parting from friends and meeting with new friends. Parting with and meeting with people are conditions of Love. Don’t you think so? Do you still remember the feeling of love, or are you still in love? I remember I made a lot of mistakes in Love. Love is blind! I was so nervous when I told about my love to a lady who I deeply loved.

Let’s think about a general love story where one person tells their feelings to another.
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