On-line registration is now open for the Northwest District Young Buddhist League’s (NWYBL) annual summer retreat. The retreat will be held at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple on July 24-26th. The retreat is open to youth entering 7th through 12th grade who are either members of a Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) affiliated temple or whose parents are members of a BCA temple.
2014 NWYBL retreat participants
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.
The annual Bon Odori Festival will take place on July 18 and 19. See link for festival hours and for dance practice dates and times.
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
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.
If you’re a fan of Anime and like to Cosplay be sure to come early to this year’s Bon Odori for CosMatsuri.
* photo ops around the temple grounds and Wisteria Plaza park
* Cosplay contest
* temple tours
* street dancing
* Japanese food
This is a family friendly event so please Cosplay appropriately. Cosplay with a Japanese or Anime theme is encouraged
The Cosplay contest is just the start of the evening’s fun. Seattle’s Bon Odori is a Japanese folk dancing street festival and everyone is invited to participate. The event is part of Seattle’s Seafair Summer Festival. Free lessons for the Japanese folk dancing will be held July 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th & 15th from 7:30PM to 9PM in the temple gym.
As part of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s Centennial celebration a golf tournament will be held on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 12:30PM Tee off. Meadow Park Golf Course. $65 fee includes green fee, cart & dinner from Miyabi at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Best ball four-person Scramble. Click here for the registration form.