Tag Archives: buddhism

Hoonko Buddhist Service

Come to the annual HOONKO Buddhist Service, with very special guest Reverend Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, at 10:30 am. The service commemorates the death of the founder of Shin Buddhism, Shinran Shonin. This holiday is among the most important holidays observed in the Jodo Shinshu …

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Buddhist Workshop: “Buddhist Questions & Answers” with Bishop Aoki

“Buddhist Questions & Answers” workshop with a very special guest: Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, Spokane. Bring your questions about Buddhism, Jodo Shinshu or Middle Path Buddhism, and ask him why his favorite word is …

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Joya-E New Year’s Service

Ring Out 2019! Ring In 2020! on our Kansho Bell at this short family-friendly Buddhist service at the Spokane Buddhist Temple. Start your New Year celebrations with this Buddhist cultural observance. The service ends with everyone ringing the Kansho Bell one of 108 times, which symbolically “rings out” the 108 …

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Mochi Fest Sale

Mochi Fest, annual sale of traditional mochi, other desserts & Japanese items at the Spokane Buddhist Temple. Around New Years, many Japanese households will take part in the annual tradition of mochitsuki (餅つき), the pounding of rice to make mochi. Mochi, also called a rice cake, is pounded sweet rice …

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Bodhi Day Buddhist Service

Bodhi Day is the day Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment. According to tradition, Buddha (Siddhartha) had forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and he resolved to sit under a Pipul tree and simply meditate until he found the root of all suffering, and how to liberate one’s self from it. …

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