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Aki Matsuri 2013

On September 7 and 8, 2013 we had a table at Aki Matsuri at Bellevue College.

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Nihonmachi Nite 2013

On August 10th, 2013 we had a booth at Nihonmachi Nite and gave a shishimai, lion dog dance, performance.

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From Hiroshima to Hope 2013

On August 6th, 2013 we participated in the Floating Lantern Ceremony at Green Lake.

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Children's Day 2013

On May 5th we celebrated Children's Day.

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New Year's Activities 2013

Over the New Year, the temple was open for a variety of activities.

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Winter Retreat 2012

On December 8 and 9, 2012, we held an informal winter retreat on Hood Canal.

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Anniversary Celebration

On November 3 and 4, 2012, Choeizan Enkyoji held the official celebration of its 2-year anniversary.

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NONA Convention

On September 28 and 29, Rev Cederman and 4 lay members of Choeizan Enkyoji attended the Nichiren Order of North America (NONA) Convention.

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Summer Activities

We had a very busy summer in 2012. The temple celebrated a number of special Buddhist and Japanese holidays and we were involved in many interesting activities.

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NONA Retreat

Choeizan Enkyoji was the the host of this year's NONA retreat which was held in Lakebay, Washington from August 3 to August 9, 2012.

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Peace Walk

On August 1, 2012, we joined monks from Nipponzan Myohoji on a peace walk.

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Dharma Camp

From July 9th through July 13, 2012 we held a summer Dharma camp for children.

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May Activities

The temple had a lot going on in May 2012, including special services, fundraising activities, and a haiku workshop.

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Earth Day

On April 22, 2012, Earth Day, we cleaned our adopted street, South Weller.

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Hanamatsuri

On April 8, 2012, we held our Hanamatsuri service.

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Children's Service

On April 1, 2012, we held our first service directed at children. Following the service the children hunted for spring eggs.

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Rikyu-Ki

During our service on March 25, 2012, Rev Cederman prepared a tea offering for tea master Sen no Rikyu.

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Kibou no Kane

On March 11, 2012, we had a memorial service for the people in Japan who died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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New Year's Activities

On December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012, the temple hosted a variety of religious and traditional Japanese activities. Click here to see pictures.
Ministers' Appreciation Day

On December 18, 2011, we had special activities to thank our ministers for all their hard work supporting the temple. Click here to see pictures.
Bodhi Day

On December 4, 2011, we celebrated Bodhi Day, which commemorates the enlightenment of the Buddha. Click here to see pictures.
Halloween & Dia de los Muertos

On October 30 we celebrated Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Click here to see pictures.
Installation & Anniversary

On October 16 we held a special installation ceremony and celebrated our one-year anniversary. Click here to see pictures.
Retreat

We held a retreat on Bainbridge Island from October 7-9, 2011. Click here to see pictures.
Aki Matsuri

The temple was an exhibitor at the 2011 Aki Matsuri in Bellevue. Click here to see pictures.
Camping Seminar

On the weekend of August 20-21, 2011, temple members attended a camping seminar on Camano Island. Click here to see pictures.
NONA Retreat

From July 29 through August 5, 2011, NONA held a retreat near Houston, Texas. Rev Cederman and 3 temple members attended the retreat. Click here to see pictures.
Mandala Presentation

On July 10, 2011, Rev Cederman presented one Mandala Gohonzon and two Oshajo Ofuda to members. Click here to see pictures.
Tanabata

On July 3, 2011, we held a special service for Tanabata, the star festival. Click here to see pictures.
Refuge Ceremony

On June 12, 2011, Rev Cederman performed a refuge ceremony at the temple for interesed people. Click here to see pictures.
Kishimojin Feast Day

On June 5, 2011, we celebrated Kishimojin Feast Day. Click here to see pictures.
Mother's Day

May 8, 2011, we held a special ceremony for Mother's Day. Click here to see pictures.
Vesak

May 7, 2011, Rev Sorenson represented the temple at an interdenominational Vesak ceremony at Fort Lewis. Click here to see pictures.
Risshu Kaishu-E

On April 24, 2011, we celebrated Risshu Kaishu-E, the founding of Nichiren Shu in 1253. Click here to see pictures.
Hanamatsuri

On April 3, 2011, we had a special service for Hanamatsuri, the birth of the Buddha. Click here to see pictures.
Giving of Dharma Names

On March 27, 2011, Rev Cederman gave Dharma names to 2 members. Click here to see pictures.
Spring Ohigan

On March 20, 2011, we held our spring ohigan service. Click here to see pictures.
Service for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

On March 13, 2011, we held a special service for earthquake and tsunami victims. Click here to see pictures.
Mandala Installation

On March 6, 2011, Rev Cederman installed a Mandala that he received from Rev Toda of Onjuin. Click here to see pictures.
Setsubun

On February 3, 2011, we celebrated Setsubun in the traditional Japanese manner by chasing away an "oni" so that the new (lunar) year can be filled with good luck. Click here to see pictures.
Visit from Rev Matsunaga

On January 23, 2011, we had a visit from Rev Ryoju Matsunaga from Japan. Rev Matsunaga is visiting all Nichiren Shu temples in the US. Click here to see pictures.
Oeshiki

On October 12, 2010, we celebrated Oeshiki with a service and a potluck lunch. Oeshiki commemorates the death of Nichiren Shonin. Click here to see pictures.
Ohigan
On September 19, 2010, the temple celebrated ohigan with a service and a potluck lunch. Click here to see pictures.
Aki Matsuri

On September 11-12, 2010, the temple had a booth at the Aki Matsuri in Bellevue. Click here to see pictures.
First Service
On September 5, 2010, the first scheduled service was held at the temple. Click here to see pictures.
NONA Conference

On August 28-29, 2010, Rev Cederman, Rev Sorenson and 2 temple members attended a NONA conference in Hayward, California. Click here to see pictures.
Peace March

On August 4, 2010, Rev Cederman and temple members joined 2 Nipponzan Myohoji priests in an interfaith peace march through Seattle. Click here to see pictures.
 
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