International Ministerial Orientation Program (IMOP) visit to Seattle Betsuin

This weekend two Japanese ministers, Reverends Chikako Tsuyama and Yugo Fujita, will visit us and give Dharma talks in both English and Japanese. Reverends Tsuyama and Fujita are part of the 2015 IMOP class from our mother temple the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto Japan. They will each give a 15 minute English language message on Friday evening starting at 7:30pm. On Saturday they along with Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara of the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkley, CA, will deliver a 3 hour Japanese language seminar starting at 9:30am. On Sunday the ministers will participate in our Eitaikyo Muenhoyo service and give both English and Japanese language Dharma talks.

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White River Buddhist Temple Seminar

White River is hosting a Body and Mind Seminar with Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop of Buddhist Churches of Canada on Saturday, Nov. 14.

More information on their website.   Click on the hot links from the home page or Events tab for the registration form and brief bios. Registration deadline is one week before the seminar.

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Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire with Amy & Lilly Kato

Program includes the award winning documentary “Legacy of Heart Mountain” and personal reflections of Amy and Lilly Kato.
Sunday, Sept 20th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn, WA 98002.

heart mountain

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Book study group schedule

No meeting in October; instead, book group participants are encouraged to attend the October 3 Women in Buddhism conference.

On Saturday, November 14th, we will discuss the “Call of the Infinite” by John Paraskevopoulos.  This book is available at the BCA bookstore.  The cost is $14.95.  Sensei Goto recommended the book, saying that it helped her come to a clearer understanding of Amida Buddha.

The meeting will take place in the Memorial Hall from 9:30-11:30am.  There will be a brown bag lunch afterwards.  There is no cost to attend.

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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 the temple — and we will walk together to 1441 S. Main street (the second house east of the temple.) Meditation will end at 11:30.



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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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Pacific Winter Seminar – Saturday 9 am

Registration is being held open through noon on Friday. This is a rare opportunity to hear Prof. Tomoyasu Naito, Professor Emeritus of Ryukoku University and Kangaku (highest academic rank of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha mother temple in Kyoto Japan). To register call the temple office at 206-329-0800, leave your name and indicate you are registering for the Pacific Winter Seminar. Registration fee is $30 and is payable at the door. For more info please see the event flyer.

Pacific Seminar Winter 2015 Eng flyer FINAL

Pacific Seminar Winter 2015 Jpn flyer FINAL

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White River Buddhist Temple seminar March 14

Jisui Craig Horton will be our featured speaker at the White River “Body and Mind Seminar” on Saturday, March 14.  Come & hear Jisui Horton’s fascinating life story as he made his way to Buddhism from the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.  He became a senior leader and teacher of Buddha Dharma 20 years ago.  Jisui Horton’s realization of the Buddha Dharma and Nembutsu is very dynamic with his African American heritage.

Registration deadline is this coming Sunday, March 8.

Follow link for more information and registration form.

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NW District Convention booklet

Here is this weekend’s NW District Buddhist Convention program booklet in pdf format.

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Human Nature within Buddha Nature

Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi, longtime workshop facilitator who spent part of his ministerial orientation period at our temple is presenting a workshop, Human Nature within Buddha Nature: Waking up to a Path of Harmony, August 8-10, 2014 at the Quaker Center near Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Cost is $195 if paid before July 13 to cover shared room and meals. Tuition by donation. For more information, Rev. Akahoshi can be reached at (619) 500-5002 and

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