News from the Betsuin

Betsuin News:

On-line Services – The temple has been closed for a month. The “stay at home, stay healthy” directive will be in effect for at least another month. Please attend the virtual services on Seattle Betsuin’s YouTube channel. Rev. Kusunoki conducts morning services at 10:00am – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Saturday morning at 10:00am, a Shotsuki (memorial) service is conducted. Each Sunday, a service is uploaded at 10:00am, and includes many Seattle Betsuin and NW District Ministers and Sangha members. Go to and subscribe to the Betsuin. You can find the Seattle Betsuin on Facebook too.

Masks – The Buddhist Women’s Association and the Dharma School attendees are going to be making home-made masks. Karen Morikubo has sewn masks for the residents and employees at Wisteria Manor. Karen is the inspiration for making masks, to be given to Sangha members, once service is open to the public. Distancing and safeguards will be important, for a long time to come. The temple wants everyone to be safe when the restrictions are lifted. If you sew and are interested in making masks, please let me know.

Dana/Memberships/Donations – The temple continues to operate, even without Sangha members present. Membership dues and donations are important in keeping the temple personnel, programs and on-line services running smoothly. Please consider paying dues or donating to the temple.

Contact – I can be reached at Feel free to write if you would like to comment, ask a question(s) or have any suggestions/concerns.

Thank you!
Leanne Nishi-Wong