Save the date for “Tools for Spiritual Wellness — Women in Buddhism Conference

WiB logo1Registration is open for the Sixth Annual Women in Buddhism Conference
“Tools for Spiritual Wellness”

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1417 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144

Keynote speakers

Carmela Javellana Hirano, MD                                              Elizabeth Myoen Sykes, PhD
Integrative Psychiatrist                                                            Counselor, LMCHA
Founder, Sanctuary for Healing & Integration               Japanese Soto Zen Practitioner
Asst. Minister, Salt Lake City Buddhist Temple            Topic: “Deep Listening and
Co-Director, Eco Sangha at Seattle U                              Right Speech in our
Topic:  “The Wounded Heart”                                 Relationships”

Registration fee (bento lunch included): adults $45
Students (with ID): $30
Scholarship available for anyone willing to work on set-up, clean-up and other tasks

Follow this link to the registration form.

Bon Odori July 21, 22: save the dates

Mark your calendars for the annual Bon Odori festival, July 21, 22. Join us for traditional Japanese dance, food, drinks, cultural displays, and a beer garden with live music and happy hour. Times are 4-10 p.m., July 21 and 3-8 p.m., July 22.

Since Bon Odori is a Buddhist event, as always, each day’s dancing will be preceded by a short Buddhist service. New this year: Buddhism 101, brief lecture on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism right before the services.

Dance practice dates:  July 9-12, and 16, 17: 7:30 p.m.

You have multiple ways to get updates.  Follow us on instagram: @SeattleBonOdori and check us out on Facebook.

 

Taiko for all ages

September 30, Taste of Taiko Workshop,  Ages: 8-110

Play taiko for a day! Saturday, September 30th 10 am- 12 pm
*Learn basics of how to hit the drum and play a simple song!
*2 hrs of solid fun!
Donation: $5

Or sign up for the Taiko “Full Meal Deal” Workshop starting Saturday, October 14th 10am-12pm and ending Saturday, Dec 16th
*16 hrs of taiko-taiko-taiko! Will meet Oct 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
*Learn more basic technique, rhythms and play a song!
Donation: $65
Ages: 10-111
To reserve your spot for either workshop or answer any questions, please contact Donna Zumoto at zumotod@gmail.com.
We’d like to see you there!

 

Meditation time change, Sept. programs, fundraiser for women’s shelters

Starting this month, we will have a slightly longer Sunday meditation period; instead of following the Sunday service as it has in the past year, it will happen before the service from 9 to 9:40 a.m.

Dharma School (Sunday School for infants/toddlers through high school) begins September 10.

Guest minister Mas Kodani will give the Dharma Talk at the Ohigan (autumn equinox) service September 17.

The Women in Buddhism Conference will take place on Saturday, September 23, and the Eshinni-ko & Kakushinni-ko Memorial Service on Sunday, September 24. n conjunction with the Eshinni-ko & Kakushinni-ko service and Women’s Seminar, the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association is sponsoring a collection to support our local Women’s Shelters.  Some of the items needed are listed here:
Clothing:  underwear and bras, especially in larger sizes, socks, shoes, season appropriate clothing and coats.
Personal Items:  toothpaste personal size, toothbrushes, tampons, feminine napkins, travel size deodorants, hair brushes, combs and picks, soap, shampoo, hair care products, razors, tissue packages and nail clippers.

Also, consider choosing items from  this shelter wish list.