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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 … Continue reading

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Welcome dinner for college students Oct 21

Attention college students ages 17 – 26 who are looking for a temple away from home. Please join us for the Seattle Buddhist Temple’s College Welcome Dinner.                    

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Seattle Pride Parade

+ . On Sunday, June 25th, over 120 temple members expressed their support and Pride in the temple’s commitment to inclusivity in sharing Amida Buddha’s boundless wisdom and compassion, treating all with respect and dignity by marching in the Seattle … Continue reading

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Bon Odori July 15, 16/No AM Sunday Service July 16

Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Bon Odori, Seattle’s annual Japanese cultural festival to honor ancestors and friends who have passed.  Dates and times are July 15, 4-10 pm and July 16, 3-8 pm. As always, you can expect to see taiko drumming, martial … Continue reading

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Next Buddhist book group December 9

The discussion runs from 9:30 to 11:30. Everyone is welcome to stay and eat lunch after that. Continuing the reading and discussion we began on October 7,  we will move forward on the Larger Sutra, translated by Hisao Inagaki, from the … Continue reading

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Participate in Fred Meyer rewards and benefit temple

FRED MEYER REWARDS PROGRAM For those who have signed up for Fred Meyer Rewards Card to benefit the Seattle Buddhist Temple, please look for an email from the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and re-enroll in the program.  The re-enrollment … Continue reading

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Five ways to support Seattle Buddhist Temple

1. Open up a Bartell Drugs Community Caring Card and present the card at check-out. Qualifying purchases earn up to 4% as a donation from Bartell to the Temple. There is no additional cost to you, as the donation is … Continue reading

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Ganjin lives, part 1

My first wife, Linda Luebke, was very impressed by the heroic story of Ganjin. When I was first assigned to Seattle Betsuin in 1986, our two sons were young and Linda became very involved in the Betsuin choir, Dharma School … Continue reading

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Ganjin Lives, part 2

Arigatai, what a great word! As Rev. Chijun Yakumo wrote in his wonderful book “Thank You: Namo Amida Butsu,” “I believe arigatai is a term that arises naturally when we sense the intricacy of karma in our life and the … Continue reading

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Temple board and cabinet

Current Cabinet (2 year term): President:        Alan Hoshino 1st VP:              Calvin Terada 2nd VP:            Tyler Moriguchi  (communications@seattlebetsuin.com) 3rd VP:             Ken Kubota Recording Secretary:   Craig Nakashima Corresponding Sec.:    Steph Ojima Treasurer:        Howard … Continue reading

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