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 to the left of the foyer  — as you enter the temple — and we will walk together to 1441 S. Main street (the second house east of the temple.) Meditation will end at 11:30.

 

 

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Save the date: Bon Odori Festival, July 18, 19

The annual Bon Odori Festival will take place on July 18 and 19.  See link for festival hours and for dance practice dates and times.

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Northwest District Buddhist Convention highlights

Links to video taken at the NW District Buddhist Convention on February 14th, 2015.

Rev. Harry Bridge’s keynote address

A collection of convention videos courtesy of White River Buddhist Temple.

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Pacific Winter Seminar – Saturday 9 am

Registration is being held open through noon on Friday. This is a rare opportunity to hear Prof. Tomoyasu Naito, Professor Emeritus of Ryukoku University and Kangaku (highest academic rank of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha mother temple in Kyoto Japan). To register call the temple office at 206-329-0800, leave your name and indicate you are registering for the Pacific Winter Seminar. Registration fee is $30 and is payable at the door. For more info please see the event flyer.

Pacific Seminar Winter 2015 Eng flyer FINAL

Pacific Seminar Winter 2015 Jpn flyer FINAL

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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, Ohio.  He became a senior leader and teacher of Buddha Dharma 20 years ago.  Jisui Horton’s realization of the Buddha Dharma and Nembutsu is very dynamic with his African American heritage.

Registration deadline is this coming Sunday, March 8.

Follow link for more information and registration form.

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NW District Convention booklet

Here is this weekend’s NW District Buddhist Convention program booklet in pdf format.

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June 6 Buddhist study group meeting

Saturday, June 6 — Rev. Kurt Rye from Ekoji Temple will be leading our discussion.   The book “A River to Live By: The 12 Life Principles of Morita Therapy by Dr. Brian Ogawa.”  It is available on Amazon both in the paperback and Kindle edition.

 

 

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2015 College Scholarship Information

HIGH SCHOOL:  The Seattle Betsuin Tsujihara Family Memorial Scholarship Grant and Seattle Betsuin Continuing Education Grant are offering scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2015. More information here.

COLLEGE:  If you are a student currently enrolled and completed one year of college, the Masaru & Mitsuma Shimokon Scholarship Grant is offering scholarships for careers as nurse practitioner, medical doctor, registered nurse, engineer, or computer science.  Other fields in the technical, math and science programs may also be considered.  This is a one-time only grant. More information here.

All high school and college applicants or their parent(s) must be a member of good standing of the Seattle Buddhist Church.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, April 6, 2015 before or by 2:30pm to the temple office.  For applications and/or questions, please contact Shizue Kaku via the temple office 206-329-0800 or email:  office@seattlebetsuin.com

 

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Cosplay contest at Seattle Bon Odori

If you’re a fan of Anime and like to Cosplay be sure to come early to this year’s Bon Odori for CosMatsuri.

* photo ops around the temple grounds and Wisteria Plaza park
* Cosplay contest
* temple tours
* street dancing
* Japanese food

This is a family friendly event so please Cosplay appropriately. Cosplay with a Japanese or Anime theme is encouraged

The Cosplay contest is just the start of the evening’s fun. Seattle’s Bon Odori is a Japanese folk dancing street festival and everyone is invited to participate. The event is part of Seattle’s Seafair Summer Festival. Free lessons for the Japanese folk dancing will be held July 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th & 15th from 7:30PM to 9PM in the temple gym.

Cosmatsuri flyer.

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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 Center near Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Cost is $195 if paid before July 13 to cover shared room and meals. Tuition by donation. For more information, Rev. Akahoshi can be reached at (619) 500-5002 and kenjiakahoshi@gmail.com.

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