Venerable Madawala "Bhante" Seelawamila, a Therevada monk from Sri Lanka, will present a seminar, "Buddhism In Your Everyday Life" on March 9 at the Spokane Buddhist Temple.Read More »
On the books the Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival has been a tradition for the Spokane Buddhist Temple for 22 years. Long-time members say, however, it goes back even farther — to the 1960s when the church moved from a rented apartment to its current location on Perry Street.
Either way, it's been happening long enough to keep Spokanites coming back year after year for Yakisoba Bento Boxes, Fotomaki Sushi, Senbei (Japanese crackers) and other traditional Japanese menu items.Read More »
Spokane Valley’s quiet Sikh community has taken the spotlight this week after a gunman shot down six worshipers in Wisconsin on Aug. 5. On Wednesday The Sikh Temple of Spokane held a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who died and tomorrow friends the Unitarian Universalist Church will join hands and form a “circle of protection” around the gurdwara at noon.Read More »
Paul Vielle was raised Catholic, by a Catholic family who assumed he was going to become a Catholic priest. Vielle joined the military and upon his return, he left his Catholic faith and found Buddhism.
“I just couldn’t buy it anymore,” Vielle said.Read More »
On July 29 The Rev. Grant Ikuta, bishop of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, will celebrate obon at the Spokane Buddhist Temple.
Obon is is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors.Read More »
For more than 20 years members of The Spokane Buddhist Temple have been making Bento Boxes, a traditional Japanese dish, as part of Spokane Japanese Week.Read More »