Gojikai was formed in 1964 from older, mostly bilingual members of YABA. Before this group separated itself, YABA had an age range from the 20s to the 60s and there had some times been difficulties in communication and differences in view points and interests. This newly formed group was deeply committed to the temple. Its constitution states its purpose is “To encourage service and support of the Seattle Buddhist Church, both orally and materially, and to encourage diligent attendance to religious services.” A monthly service and meeting is held with the December meeting designated as a “Ho-onko” service.
Gojikai actively supports the activities of the temple and also through the years has sponsored the old-timers dances, golf tournaments, outings and tours, and wonderful shibai performances. In 1983, it presented a community-wide Issei appreciation night with a well received program of entertainment.