Services

  • Pet Memorial Service

    The loss of a pet can hurt just as much as losing any other member of the family. Let us soothe your grieving with a service dedicated to your beloved pet.

  • Special Services

      Where: Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When: See Schedule The priest of Seattle Koyasan can also perform many special services depending on the need. Kaji (Empowerment) When you’ve found yourself in karmic obstacles, or wanting to attain something out of your reach, it is the time for an empowerment.  A visit with the priest gives you the confidence and capacity to use your true ability in this world.  Weddings Finding a life-long love is one of the greatest gifts this world offers.  Our priest can officiate Buddhist weddings for those wishing to be married under the auspices of the Buddha and Vairocana.  Home / Business Purification Often times, we can …

  • Memorial Services

    Where:Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When:On Request  Funerals The passing of a loved one is one of our lives most difficult challenges.  Turning to the comforting wisdom of the Buddha, channelled through our priest at Seattle Koyasan, creates a pillar of comfort and strength to depend on.   Contact the temple any time to arrange a service.  Annual Memorial Service Each year brings another opportunity to honor our deceased relatives.  Our priest officiates the traditional yearly memorial service for deceased parents and other relatives.   Please contact the temple to set up a date for the service.  Unborn Infant Memorial Service For parents grieving the loss of an unborn child, Seattle Koyasan provides …

  • Meditation

    Our Meditation Schedule Meditation Type Day Time Chanting Sunday 12:00 pm Goma Fire Ritual 護摩 Last Sunday of the Month 12:00 pm Moon Meditation / Gachirin-kan 月輪観 Monday 7:00 pm Moon Meditation / Gachirin-kan 月輪観 Wednesday 1:00 pm / 7:00 pm Moon Meditation / Gachirin-kan 月輪観 Saturday 9:00 am Real Full Moon Meditatio See Calendar About Meditation at Seattle Koyasan The purpose of meditation: peace of mind Meditation is perfectly suited to people who want to relax. You will be able to sleep better at night. Coming to the temple to enjoy a calm interlude will allow you to go home refreshed and have energy for the next day.   The priest …

  • Goma Fire Ritual

    Where:Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When:Last Sunday of Every Month The fire is the embodiment of Fudo Myo-oh’s compassion. Prayers and wishes are written on these wooden sticks (Goma-gi). The goodness, blessings and protection of the Buddha cannot be seen in our own lives unless we make the effort to accept the Buddha’s help and follow his teachings of love and compassion. I would like to explain about the Goma Fire Ceremony for those who are not familiar with this ritual. In a Goma ceremony, we set up a special area to set a fire to burn wooden sticks in front of the Buddha.   The fire symbolizes the wisdom of the Buddha …

  • Sunday Service

    Where:Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When:Every Sunday if no other event is planned Every week on Sunday we conduct a Buddhist ritual from 12:00 PM (Noon). On the first Sunday of each month we hold the Getsurei Shiatoru Kouyasan Sennbousya Tsuitou 月例シアトル高野山先亡者追悼 (memorial service for the past contributors to Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple). On the Sunday which falls immediately before, or on, the 21st we celebrate Kobo Daishi entering intoNyujyou 入定 (eternal meditation). Monthly Memorial Service – 1st Sunday Goma Fire Ritual – Last Sunday Daishi-ko Potluck

  • Shugen Walk

    Where:Various Trails around Washington When:Check the Calendar Surrounded by numerous numbers of beings, I’m a dot of green Shugen walk is a walking meditation based on the concept of Shugendo. We will walk through the forest, chant the mantras of deities, and reunite with nature. There will be a waiver to sign for those attending. All drivers will be required to get a discovery pass. These cost around $12.   We are asking those not driving to donate $10 each to their driver to cover gas and the cost of the pass. http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/discoverpass/ Please contact the temple if you have any questions. Gassho!

  • Classes

    Where:Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When:See Schedule Class Name Dates Sanskrit June 10th, 2014 Heart Sutra Copying August 25th, 2014 Sanskrit Class Our mission at Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple is to serve the community. A foundation of this mission is sharing Buddhist wisdom. Peace of mind and compassion for ourselves and those around us is the goal. The Buddha made a point to teach in the language of local people, but over time Sanskrit became a very important language to Buddhism, as it is in all Indian religions.   Sanskrit is widely regarded as a profound philosophical language. In addition, many important aspects of services at Seattle Koyasan originate in Sanskrit. …

  • Yearly Events

    Where:Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple When:See Calendar Following are some of the special occasions celebrated at Seattle Koyasan.  Hoshi Matsuri FEBRUARY 2015:  The Hoshi Matsuri Prayer Service for the Year 2015 will be held on Sunday, February 8th at 12 Noon at the Seattle Koyasa Buddhist Temple, 1518 S. Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98144. Please contact the Temple by February 3rd, 2015, with the # of your star, your name and date of birth. Email:  mailto: contact@seattlekoyasan.com / Phone: 206-325-8811. Based upon the movements of the Sun and the stars, we have established a year to be 365 days, a week to be seven days, a day to be twenty-four hours. The …