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Ohigan Service with guest speaker Sensei Anne Spencer

Ohigan honors the Buddhist notion of crossing over to the Other Shore (i.e., Enlightenment), away from This Shore of impermanence, stress and dissatisfaction, and is traditionally observed during the Spring and Fall equinoxes, because the weather is more pleasant and people have more time to rest and reflect. For this reason, we set aside a special day twice a year, …

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Ring in the New Year!

Joya-E Service, “Bell of the Last Night.” Ring Out the Old Year! Ring In The New! This act symbolically “rings out” the 108 delusions of women and men and “rings in” our aspiration to overcome ignorance, greed and anger in the coming year. Please come join us for this special observance and ring the Kansho. Everyone who attends will get …

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Spokane Buddhist Temple holds fourth obon festival

On a hot, sunny Saturday afternoon, attendees of all ages visited the Spokane Buddhist Temple to obtain an insight into Japanese culture as they dined on Japanese cuisine, amongst other activities, including the delicious taste of sweet and sour pork and chewy coconut flavor of mochi dessert amidst Buddhist literature, jewelry and other merchandise. 

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