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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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Reverend Arai to speak

Please join us for a series of talks on Shin Buddhism

“The Words of My Dear Teacher”*

by Reverend Toshikazu Arai, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, Soai University, Osaka, Japan
August 3, 4, 5, 2015 at


Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1427 S Main St, Seattle, WA  98199  ...

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Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Bon Odori festival

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Bon Odori festival

Thanks to all who planned, organized, prepared food, set up and took down equipment, danced, drummed, washed dishes, and helped in other ways to make the 2015 Bon Odori such a success.  And a special thanks to all who attended.

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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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