Sunday service Dharma talks from prior weeks in both English and Japanese are available by pointing your mouse at “Minister’s Messages” and clicking on either the English or the Japanese link in the pull down menu.
Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara will present a half day Japanese language seminar on Saturday, September 17th, 1:30P – 5PM, titled “Message from Shinran Shonin – His thoughts in the Shoshinge”. Rev. Kuwahara is a staff member of our mother temple, the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto Japan, who is currently assigned to the Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA. There he serves as the coordinator for the CBE’s Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course.
Reverend Koshin Ogui, Socho (Bishop) of the Buddhist Churches of America, was in Seattle this past week and delivered the Dharma talk during the temple’s annual Atomic Bomb Memorial Service on Sunday, August 7th. Video of both his English and Japanese language messages are linked on the Minister’s Messages pages of this site.
Here’s a link to a video of Rev. Kenji Akahoshi’s Dharma talk on Sunday, July 31st, the day after he presented a workshop titled “If life is a nightmare – Wake up to a dream”.
Rev. Dennis Hirota, professor of Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto Japan, will present this 90 minute public lecture on Wednesday evening, August 10th, at 7PM in the Dallas Room of the Doubletree Guest Suites in Tukwilla (16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle 98188).
Rev. Hirota was the chief translator of the Collected Works of Shinran which was published by the Nishi Hongwanji in 1997. Rev. Hirota is the keynote speaker this week in the Buddhist Churches of America’s ministerial association summer study session. While the study sessions are private this special evening lecture is open to the general public without charge.
Seminar with Reverend Mark Unno – Saturday, September 10, 2011
LIGHT AND DARK, BLINDNESS AND INSIGHT
In this seminar, we will explore the ways in which our lives are buffeted by the storms of blind passion, only to open to the serene waters of compassion. As we face uncertainty, both within and without, we are brought to awareness through the tranquil illumination arising from deep within, like an ocean of light. Borne on the currents of boundless compassion, unexpected insights unfold amidst the creative rhythms of life and death.
Time: 9:30 to 3:00 (9:00 registration)
Cost: $20 General (sandwich & salad lunch included)
BCA Members $10
Location: White River Buddhist Temple (253) 833-1442
3625 Auburn Way North
Contact: Karen Murakami, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Unno is Associate Professor of Japanese Buddhism in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Oregon. He is the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light (2004), is editor of Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures (2006), and is the author of various articles on Pure Land Buddhism, comparative religion, and Buddhism and psychology. He is an ordained minister in the Shin Buddhist tradition and works with Buddhist groups, general audiences, as well as with students and scholars. He resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Megumi and his two cats Onyx and Taata.
Registration Deadline – Sunday, September 4, 2011