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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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Buddhist study group meets April 16

The next meeting of the Buddhist Study Group will take place on March 12.   The book for this month is Ken Tanaka’s “Buddhism on Air, which is described this way in the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) bookstore blurb.  … Continue reading

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Change in Sunday meditation time

Starting Sunday, May 31, the weekly meditation session is moving from an 8:45 a.m. start time to a 10:55 a.m. start time. Immediately following the regular 10 a.m. Sunday English-language service, anyone interested in meditation will meet in the room … Continue reading

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White River Buddhist Temple seminar March 14

Jisui Craig Horton will be our featured speaker at the White River “Body and Mind Seminar” on Saturday, March 14.  Come & hear Jisui Horton’s fascinating life story as he made his way to Buddhism from the streets of Cleveland, … Continue reading

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Human Nature within Buddha Nature

Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi, longtime workshop facilitator who spent part of his ministerial orientation period at our temple is presenting a workshop, Human Nature within Buddha Nature: Waking up to a Path of Harmony, August 8-10, 2014 at the Quaker … Continue reading

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Save the date: Women in Buddhism Conference

The third annual Women in Buddhism conference will be held at the temple on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30. p.m. Presenters are: Rev. Midori Kondo, Associate Minister at Honpa Hongwanji, Hilo Betsuin and Resident Minister … Continue reading

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Bishop Umezu visits Oct. 4-6

Bishop Kodo Umezu will conduct a Japanese workshop on Friday, Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., an English language workshop on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., be guest speaker at the regular service on Sunday, Oct. … Continue reading

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Gregg Krech guest speaker Oct. 13

Gregg Krech of the ToDo Institute presents “Pureland Buddhism and Naikan Therapy” on http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/ Sunday, October 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

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