OBT Dharma School is for families with students 12th Grade and under, to develop student/ families to understand what it is to be a Pure Land / Jodo Shinshu Buddhist at the Oregon Buddhist Temple. The school year starts in September, and will last till June.  Classes are held on Sundays after the service, during the time the grown ups go for Dharma Exchange. usually for about 45 minutes.

Dharma School Classes:  The regular Dharma School sessions has started for the year.  Please register your child.  Registration for the year is now $25/child.

       Lumbini (Kindergarten and Under)

       Bodhi (1st-3rd Grades)

       Sangha (4th -6th Grades)

       Dana (7th - 12th Grades)


Help at Services: on the fourth Sunday of the month, we will have opportunities to plan and participate in Sunday Services. For parents who believe that their child(ren) are able to assist, please help us by arriving at 9:30am.  

Nenju Curriculum:  Rev. Sugahara has created a program to encourage students with level requirements symbolized with different color wrist nenju. It has minimum standards for knowledge / performance of certain Jodo Shinshu rituals, basic teachings / history, help around the temple,  and attendance to the services and Temple Activities.

Volunteers ! :   We have several OBT volunteers, supervised by Rev. Sugahara – who work hard to run Dharma School.  You can support, too… families can help with numerous events we have throughout the year!  Please contact Dharma School through the e-mail below, or in person at the temple! 

If you are interested in Dharma School about enrollment, curriculum and activities, please contact us at :    

A slideshow of photographs of the temple, taken by the students of Lumbini and Bodhi classes.

Artworks on this page were all created by OBT Dharma School students.

(503) 234-9456

3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA

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