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Japanese American Incarceration & One Spokane Family’s Story

Lecture with Rod Tamura: “The Incarceration of Japanese Americans and my Family’s Experiences In Spokane” Rod Tamura is a third-generation Japanese-American, born and raised in Spokane. He has been an educator for 36 years. His grandparents, Yoichi and Haruyo Oba were charter members of the Spokane Buddhist Temple. Rod’s mom, …

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Buddhism in Everyday Life for Contemporary America

Everyone is invited, especially those curious about Buddhism. Reverend Tanaka is a Professor Emeritus at Musashino University, Tokyo and is “A truly rare bicultural specialist & prolific writer on Buddhism”. He was the Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) for 10 years and splits …

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Obon~Japanese Cultural Festival

Spokane Buddhist Temple’s annual Japanese Cultural Festival includes Japanese artists, Bon Odori traditional Japanese dancers, Spokane Taiko drummers and a short Hatsubon service. Obon honors our ancestors, expressing our gratitude to loved ones who have passed on before us. Obon is a joyous celebration with dancing as the centerpiece. Everyone …

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Huge Buddhist Church Rummage Sale

Huge Indoor/Outdoor Church Sale – 800+ Books includin Sci-Fi/Fantasy, antiques & collectibles, musical instruments, children’s toys, tools, Japanese items, antique school desks, an organ, piano, DVDs, mid-century items, crafts, & more! We cleaned out our closets and sheds and are getting rid of our attachments!

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Hanamatsuri Service (Buddha’s Birthday)

Hanamatsuri, literally flower festival, commemorates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who became enlightened and is known as Buddha. A special altar—the Hanamido—is erected and decorated with flowers representing the garden in Lumbini, southern Nepal, where it is said that Queen Maya went into labor. A statue of the infant Buddha …

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Intro To Buddhism Lecture

Join Minister Assistant Eric Kerkove for a brief introductory lecture, followed by an opportunity for discussion with questions and answers. The lecture follows the 10:30 am Service, so come to both. If you are new to the Temple or to Buddhism, this is a good beginning class. All Are Welcome!

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