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Bon Odori July 19-20: Save the dates

The Seattle Betsuin's annual Bon Odori festival will be held on Saturday, July 19th, 4-10PM and Sunday, July 20th, 3-9PM. This annual festival is open to the public and held on the street in front of the temple. The festival includes Japanese folk dancing, Cosplay contest, food, cultural ...

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Cosplay contest at Seattle Bon Odori

Cosplay contest at Seattle Bon Odori

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 ...

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Special invitation to Sakura-con attendees

Special invitation to Sakura-con attendees


Cosplay at the 2014 Bon Odori

Saturday, July 19th, 4PM-10PM
Free event open to the public
Between 14th & 16th Avenues on South Main Street

Come dance in the street!
Cosplay contest at 4PM, registration begins at 3PM
Japanese street dancing 6PM to 10PM

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Tacoma Buddhist Temple 100th Golf Tournament

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. ...

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Study group schedule and readings: July-October

July 5: The group will continue to discuss articles on "Buddha Nature" by Sally King and "Shinran Shonin" by Alfred Bloom.  Follow links to these two pieces.

August 2: "December Fan" by Manshi Kiyozawa, translated by Nobuo Haneda. This is available through the Maida Center for $15.

September: ...

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Save the date: Women in Buddhism Conference

The third annual Women in Buddhism conference will be held at the temple on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30. p.m.

Presenters are:

Rev. Midori Kondo, Associate Minister at Honpa Hongwanji, Hilo Betsuin and Resident Minister of Lihue Hongwanji Mission, ret.;

Sierra Lee-Brenner, ...

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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 ...

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