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Fundamentals of Shin

September 28 (Fri), 7:00 PM

At the Tacoma Buddhist Temple
1717 S Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

Presented by the Pacific Northwest Dharma Exchange

Ever wondered why it’s so hard to give straightforward answers to people who ask you about your religion? Not to worry! We will go over the basics and FAQs of Shin Buddhism so that you can impress your friends and family with simple and to-the-point answers. We encourage all to come!

Rev. Takashi Miyaji – Sunday, August 26th

Our guest speaker on Sunday morning, August 26th at 10 AM will be Rev. Takashi Miyaji of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Sensei grew up in Los Angeles, CA, graduated from UC Berkeley, obtained his Master’s degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and is completing his doctoral dissertation on Shin Buddhist Ethics at Ryukoku University in Kyoto Japan. The Tacoma Buddhist Church is sensei’s first temple assignment which began in December of last year.

Rev. Taijo Imanaka – Sunday, August 19th

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Taijo Imanaka, resident priest of Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple, who will be our guest speaker for this Sunday’s 10AM service at the Betsuin. Seattle Koyasan is a temple in the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Sensei’s temple is located just one block away from the Seattle Betsuin on the north side of Wisteria Plaza Park. The Shingon sect traces its origins to the lineage founder, Kobo Daishi (the Monk Kukai) who brought esoteric Buddhism to Japan from China in the 9th century C.E.

Sensei’s presentation includes an overview of Shingon Buddhism including photos of the mother temple on Mt. Koya which is registered through UNESCO as a World Heritage site.