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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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Introduction to Shin Buddhism

Continue your study of Buddhism with a 3-week course about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. March 10: Shin Buddhism & Shinran Shonin (founder of Shin Buddhism). March 17: Introduction to The Larger Sutra & Amida Buddha. March 31: The Nembutsu & Shin Buddhism in Everyday Life. This general lecture, at the Spokane …

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Introduction to Shin Buddhism

Continue your study of Buddhism with a 3-week course about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. March 10: Shin Buddhism & Shinran Shonin (founder of Shin Buddhism). March 17: Introduction to The Larger Sutra & Amida Buddha. March 31: The Nembutsu & Shin Buddhism in Everyday Life. This general lecture, at the Spokane …

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Ohigan Buddhist Service

Rinban Kusuya Kusunoki, from the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, will officiate the Spring Ohigan Service, which honors the Buddhist notion of crossing over to the Other Shore (i.e., Enlightenment), away from This Shore of Impermanence, stress and dissatisfaction. It is traditionally observed during the Spring and Fall equinoxes. Twice a …

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Introduction to Shin Buddhism

Continue your study of Buddhism with a 3-week course about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. March 10: Shin Buddhism & Shinran Shonin (founder of Shin Buddhism). March 17: Introduction to The Larger Sutra & Amida Buddha. March 31: The Nembutsu & Shin Buddhism in Everyday Life. This general lecture, at the Spokane …

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