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The mission of the Seattle Buddhist Church is “to promote, protect and share the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.” We hope you find what you need here to join or deepen your connection to our religious community known as the Sangha.

Save Oct. 3 for Women in Buddhism Conference

The fourth annual Women in Buddhism Conference will take place Saturday, October, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the temple. The address is 1427 South Main Street, Seattle, 98144. Members of other temples, and anyone interested in exploring Buddhism are invited.

The theme is "Everyday Bodhisattvas."

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Buddhist Name Ceremony - October 11

If you have yet to receive a Buddhist Name (Homyo) you may receive one in a Sarana* Affirmation Service (Kie Shiki) at the temple on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 12:00 noon. The affirmation will be officiated by Bishop Kodo Umezu, of the Buddhist Churches of America. The last Sarana ...

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Baby's Hatsumairi or First Visit October 18

Hatsumairi or "First Visit" is a Jodo Shinshu tradition that acknowledges the baby's first visit to the temple. Parents present their children before the image of Amida Buddha and members of the Sangha as an expression of their gratitude and desire to expose them to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Book study group schedule

On September 5, we will discuss "Proof of Heaven" by Eban Alexander. Dr. Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon who had a unique near-death experience.  He talks about the nature of consciousness and what he experienced when his brain was essentially non-functional.  It relates very well to the Dalai Lama's book ...

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Change in Sunday meditation time

Starting Sunday, May 31, the weekly meditation session is moving from an 8:45 a.m. start time to a 10:55 a.m. start time. Immediately following the regular 10 a.m. Sunday English-language service, anyone interested in meditation will meet in the room to the left of the foyer  -- as you enter ...

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Northwest District Buddhist Convention highlights

Links to video taken at the NW District Buddhist Convention on February 14th, 2015.

Rev. Harry Bridge's keynote address

A collection of convention videos courtesy of White River Buddhist Temple.

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