Category Archives: Betsuin

Blog Mention and Saying Hi

Hello all, Folks here in Seattle Betsuin have been pretty busy as of late looking down the road on projects and gearing up for Bonodori this year. In the meantime, we want to call out an excellent bi-lingual Buddhist blog … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Buddha!

In Japanese Buddhism the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism the religion, is celebrated on April 8th in a holiday called Hanamatsuri or the “flower festival” in English. In honor of the Buddha’s birthday, I wanted to pass … Continue reading

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Conspiracy of Compassion

A visit to Dharma Exchange by Kenji Akahoshi unleashes a host of memories and a new experience: “a conspiracy of compassion.” Continue reading

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Dr. Payne to Lecture at Seattle Betsuin!

Seattle Betsuin is hosting a lecture on Saturday, April 10th by Dr. Richard Payne, famous Buddhist scholar and faculty at the Institute of Buddhist studies: THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME! To the Spring English Seminar at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1427 … Continue reading

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Jodo Shinshu Buddhist services: what people wear

This was an idea I thought of a while ago, but never had the time to put this post together. These are the kinds of things you might see as part of a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist service to Seattle Betsuin, … Continue reading

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A Newcomer’s Journey

In this blog, I’d like to explore my experience on this Newcomer’s Journey to the Temple in hopes that it might offer some encouragement to others who would consider joining the special sangha (community) of the Seattle Betsuin.

— Michele
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