Nichiren Buddhist Temple
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Becoming a Buddhist
Choeizan Enkyoji belongs to the Nichiren Shu
lineage of Buddhism. We follow the teachings of the Eternal Shakyamuni Buddha as set forth in the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of our founder
Nichiren Shonin. Our main practice is chanting the Odaimoku (Great Title) of the Lotus Sutra, “Namu
Myoho Renge Kyo.”
Services are held at the temple most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Dharma school for children at 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, October 27th, we will have a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos service. You are invited to come in costume if you would like to. We will have a special guest at the service: Rev. Myokei Caine-Barrett from the Nichire Shu sangha in Houston, Texas.
On Sunday, November 17th, following the service, we will host a haiku workshop. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in attending.
We will have our annual winter retreat the weekend of January 11-12 at Pots O' Gold in Union, Washington. More details will be provided closer to the date. Click here to see pictures of last winter's retreat. There will NOT be a service at the temple on January 12th.
We have added a new page to our website entitled Japanese Buddhist Rituals for Babies and Children . If you have small children (or if you're just interested) please check it out.
We have begun a campaign to raise money to enable the temple to move to a larger facility. Donors will receive a kifuda (a wooden plaque displaying their names) and will receive special prayers for a year. For more information, please click here. This information is also available in Japanese (日本語).
We are now we offering a Sunday service at the Ballard-Alki Odd Fellows Lodge at 6:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. The lodge is located 1706 NW Market Street in the Ballard district of Seattle. Please contact Rev Cederman if you would like more information.
We have begun a lay leader training program at the temple. Lay leaders will help with events, conduct services when a priest is not available, participate in temple organization, and otherwise assist the head priest in his duties. If you are interested in becoming a lay leader, please contact Rev Cederman.
On the first Sunday of most months, we hold a special children's service. Adults are also welcome to attend. Please contact Rev Cederman for more information.
|Enkyoji was founded on August 1, 2010. The mission of the temple is to promote compassion and harmony throughout the state of Washington through the teachings of Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra.|
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Seattle Nichiren Buddhist Temple
501 South Jackson #202, Seattle, Washington 98104
|Last Updated October 23, 2013|