“The Truth of Impermanence: The Core of Buddhism” with Dr. Nobuo Haneda

On Sunday May 5th, following our after service activities Dr. Haneda will be delivering a talk about impermanence and its place within Buddhism. He will share his message in the temple dining room and will start around 12:15. He will be available until about 2:15 to share, discuss and answer questions for our Sangha members.

Please come and experience this interesting and engaging topic!

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Let’s shout our love (Nembutsu) in the center of the Hondo!!

by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki

In Japan March is the end of the school year and fiscal year. Everything restarts in April. So, spring is the season when people experience parting from friends and meeting with new friends. Parting with and meeting with people are conditions of Love. Don’t you think so? Do you still remember the feeling of love, or are you still in love? I remember I made a lot of mistakes in Love. Love is blind! I was so nervous when I told about my love to a lady who I deeply loved.

Let’s think about a general love story where one person tells their feelings to another.
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What Makes an EcoSangha

“In Touch with the Earth”

Registration with lunch is now closed. Some extra lunches will be available but in a limited quantity. Further registrations are welcome, but lunches will need to be brought or purchased from one of the numerous restaurants in the area.

On April 20th, the Seattle Betsuin is hosting an EcoSangha seminar on what it means to be part of an EcoSangha

Come and join us in exploring the ways that conservationism intersects with all forms of Buddhism. This event will feature Dr. Duncan Williams, Dr. Jason Wirth, and Reverend Don Castro as our honored guest speakers

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Book Study Group Meeting Dates and Information

Since the March session on Shoshinge went so well (and we didn’t get very far into the text), we have decided to continue on with our Shoshinge discussion for our April 6th Book Study Group meeting.
Looking ahead, the May meeting will be cancelled as Rev. Dr. Haneda will be lecturing at the Betsuin on the first weekend of May.
On Saturday, June 1st we will be discussing “Leaves of my Heart” by Lady Takeko Kujo which is available at the BCA bookstore.

Meetings take place in the Memorial Hall Chapel Feel free to bring a sack lunch and stay afterwards for discussion. This is a free program hosted by the Seattle Betsuin. Feel free to come out and share your thoughts.