Hope your day is going well as you read this short list of things happening at Oregon Buddhist Temple!
Our March issue of Pureland Path is available now on the website. Our monthly newsletter has Rev.Sugahara's Dharma message, as well as some interesting and important news of the temple. There are updates from various groups like OBWA and Dharma School, and information on some of the upcoming events.
One of the Upcoming Events is Spring Food Bazaar (Sunday, April 19th.) There is an order form inside Pureland Path March issue. We also have links to preorder food and to volunteer at this event. Please check out the Spring Food Bazaar page on the website!
Are you interested in listening to Dharma Message in Japanese? Once a month, Rev.Sugahara gives Howa (Dharma message) in Japanese at 11am, right after the Sunday Service. The next Howa will be given on Sunday, March 8th inside Hondo.
The weekend of February 21 through 23, Seattle Betsuin hosted the NW District Convention, "Dana for the World Peace." It was a huge event to contemplate and learn Jodo Shinshu Buddhism through various workshops and activities. Over thirty Sangha members from OBT attended this annual event!
The annual BCA convention gives you a wonderful chance to listen to talks by different ministers and scholars, to attend various workshops, and to meet Sangha from other temples in NW district (as well as a lot from California and Hawaii and Canada!).
The next convention will be hosted by Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland in 2021, Sept 17 through 19. This will be a great chance to get to know more about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in a fun exciting environment!
The convention committee has already been working hard to make it an amazing experience for everyone.
The theme of our convention is : The ART of Buddhist Living -- A ( Appreciation), R (Realization), T (Transformation). We already have a wonderful key note speaker, Rev.Peter Hata from Higashi Hongwanji L.A.Betsuin!!
Keep your eyes open for more information about our convention !
Upcoming events at OBT:
3/8 (Sun) March Shotsuki Hoyo / Japanese Howa / Bon Odori Practice
3/15(Sun) Spring Ohigan Service
4/5 (Sun) Hanamatsuri Service
4/12 (Sun) April Shotsuki Hoyo
4/19 (Sun) Spring Food Bazaar -- no Sunday Service.
Everyone is Welcome.